Brane Inflation and Cosmic Superstrings
Wed, Jan. 31st 2007, 14:15
Salle Claude Itzykson, Bât. 774, Orme des Merisiers
Recent developments in string theory suggest that it might be possible to realise cosmological inflation using D-branes, with the formation of cosmic superstrings at the end of brane inflation. Supergravity provides an effective theory to study brane inflation and the properties of the resulting cosmic strings. I will review the recent developments and discuss examples using a supergravity effective theory.