# Pyrotechnic Universe

@inproceedings{Kallosh2001PyrotechnicU, title={Pyrotechnic Universe}, author={Renata Kallosh and Lev Kofman and Andrei Linde}, year={2001} }

One of the central points of the ekpyrotic cosmological scenario based on Ho˘rava-Witten theory is that we live on a negative tension brane. However, the tension of the visible brane is positive in the usual HW phenomenology with stronger coupling on the hidden brane, both for standard and non-standard embedding. To make ekpyrotic scenario realistic one must solve the problem of the negative cosmological constant on the visible brane and ﬁne-tune the bulk brane potential with an accuracy of 10…

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