Symmetric Points in the Landscape as Cosmological Attractors

  title={Symmetric Points in the Landscape as Cosmological Attractors},
  author={Michael Dine and Guido Festuccia and Alexander Morisse},
  journal={Journal of High Energy Physics},
In the landscape, if there is to be any prospect of scientific prediction, it is crucial that there be states which are distinguished in some way. The obvious candidates are states which exhibit symmetries. Here we focus on states which exhibit discrete symmetries. Such states are rare, but one can speculate that they are cosmological attractors. We investigate the problem in model landscapes and cosmologies which capture some of the features of candidate flux landscapes. In non-supersymmetric… 

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