Landscape of string theory and the wave function of the universe

  title={Landscape of string theory and the wave function of the universe},
  author={Ram Brustein and Senarath P. de Alwis},
  journal={Physical Review D},
We explore the possibility that quantum cosmology considerations could provide a selection principle in the landscape of string vacua. We propose that the universe emerged from the string era in a thermally excited state and determine, within a mini-superspace model, the probability of tunneling to different points on the landscape. We find that the potential energy of the tunneling endpoint from which the universe emerges and begins its classical evolution is determined by the primordial… Expand
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