8-13 August 2011
Rhode Island Convention Center
US/Eastern timezone

String Landscape and Supernovae Ia

12 Aug 2011, 16:40
552 B (Rhode Island Convention Center)

552 B

Rhode Island Convention Center

Parallel contribution Field and String Theory Field and String Theory


Prof. Louis Clavelli (University of Alabama)


If the string landscape has any validity, the universe has in the past and should in the future make transitions to other local (or absolute minima). A prime model for the physics of a future universe is the zero vacuum energy minimal supersymmetric standard model or one of its variations with all susy breaking terms put to zero. If we assume that this transition is accelerated in dense matter, some aspects of supernovae Ia which are challenging to the standard accretion picture can be naturally explained.

Primary author

Prof. Louis Clavelli (University of Alabama)

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