# String wave function across a Kasner singularity

@article{Copeland2010StringWF, title={String wave function across a Kasner singularity}, author={E. Copeland and Gustavo Niz and N. Turok}, journal={Physical Review D}, year={2010}, volume={81}, pages={126006} }

A collision of orbifold planes in 11 dimensions has been proposed as an explanation of the hot big bang. When the two planes are close to each other, the winding membranes become the lightest modes of the theory, and can be effectively described in terms of fundamental strings in a ten-dimensional background. Near the brane collision, the 11-dimensional metric is a Euclidean space times a 1+1-dimensional Milne universe. However, one may expect small perturbations to lead into a more general… CONTINUE READING

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