No open or flat bouncing cosmologies in Einstein gravity

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Abstract

Abstract: We show that, to first approximation, strings cannot propagate in bouncing open or flat Friedmann-Robertson-Walker universes. Specifically, the Virasoro constraint translates to the Ricci convergence condition in spacetime at leading order in the alpha-prime expansion. Thus one must go beyond minimally-coupled classical Einstein gravity in order to find bounce solutions that could be consistent with string theory. We map out some remaining possibilities for finding string-compatible cosmological bounces.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number89
JournalJournal of High Energy Physics
Volume2015
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2015

Keywords

  • Bosonic Strings
  • Classical Theories of Gravity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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