Searching for Inflation in Simple String Theory Models: An Astrophysical Perspective

  title={Searching for Inflation in Simple String Theory Models: An Astrophysical Perspective},
  author={Mark P. Hertzberg and Max Tegmark and Shamit Kachru and Jessie Shelton and Onur Ozcan},
  journal={Physical Review D},
Attempts to connect string theory with astrophysical observation are hampered by a jargon bar- rier, where an intimidating profusion of orientifolds, Kahler potentials, etc. dissuades cosmologists from attempting to work out the astrophysical observables of specific string theory solutions from the recent literature. We attempt to help bridge this gap by giving a pedagogical exposition with detailed examples, aimed at astrophysicists and high energy theorists alike, of how to compute… 

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