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Constraints on cosmic superstring formation and their decay mechanism

Date: 
Tuesday 4th December 2012 - 11:50 to 12:10
Venue: 
INI Seminar Room 1
Session Title: 
Topological evolution in gauge theories and cosmology
Session Chair: 
Tanmay Vachaspati
Abstract: 
I will discuss some aspects of cosmic superstrings, related to their formation, nature, evolution and decay mechanisms. In particular, I will discuss the successful and theoretically consistent brane inflation models leading to cosmic superstrings, the dynamics of junctions and the channels of decay mechanisms of cosmic superstrings, which are very important for cosmological/observational consequences.
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Presentation Material: 
University of Cambridge Research Councils UK
    Clay Mathematics Institute London Mathematical Society NM Rothschild and Sons