# String loop moduli stabilisation and cosmology in IIB flux compactifications

@article{Cicoli2009StringLM, title={String loop moduli stabilisation and cosmology in IIB flux compactifications}, author={Michele Cicoli}, journal={Fortschritte der Physik}, year={2009}, volume={58} }

We present a detailed review of the moduli stabilisation mechanism and possible cosmological implications of the LARGE Volume Scenario (LVS) that emerges naturally in the context of type IIB Calabi‐Yau flux compactifications. After a quick overview of physics beyond the Standard Model, we present string theory as the most promising candidate for a consistent theory of quantum gravity. We then give a pedagogical introduction to type IIB compactifications on Calabi‐Yau orientifolds where most of…

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