A stringy realization of a small and positive cosmological constant in dark bubble cosmology

Noviembre 30, 2022
De 12:00pm hasta 1:15pm

Blue room

Specialist level
Speaker: 
Matilda Delgado
Institution: 
IFT
Location&Place: 

Blue room

Abstract: 

Matilda will present the following paper (https://arxiv.org/abs/2211.10191):

A stringy realization of a small and positive cosmological constant in dark bubble cosmology, Ulf Danielsson, Oscar Henriksson, Daniel Panizo.

Abstract: In this paper we construct a stringy embedding of the dark bubble model of an expanding 4D cosmology with the help of branes rotating in extra dimensions. The universe rides a bubble which has nucleated in an unstable higher dimensional background. Our construction is therefore a string theoretical realization of Vilenkin's quantum cosmology. While the cosmological constant vanishes at lowest order, loop corrections predicted by the Weak Gravity Conjecture can induce a phenomenologically viable value. The model predicts the existence of large extra dimensions compatible with observational constraints, and we note a possible connection with the dark dimension proposal.