TASI / PiTP / ISS Lectures On Moduli and Microphysics

  title={TASI / PiTP / ISS Lectures On Moduli and Microphysics},
  author={E. Silverstein},
I review basic forces on moduli that lead to their stabilization, for example in the supercritical and KKLT models of de Sitter space in string theory, as well as an AdS4 × S × S model I include which is not published elsewhere. These forces come from the classical dilaton tadpole in generic dimensionality, internal curvature, fluxes, and branes and orientifolds as well as non-perturbative effects. The resulting (A)dS solutions of string theory make detailed predictions for microphysical… CONTINUE READING
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