Knotty inflation and the dimensionality of spacetime

Arjun Berera*, Roman V. Buniy, Thomas W. Kephart, Heinrich Paes, Joao G. Rosa

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Abstract

We suggest a structure for the vacuum comprised of a network of tightly knotted/linked flux tubes formed in a QCD-like cosmological phase transition and show that such a network can drive cosmological inflation. As the network can be topologically stable only in three space dimensions, this scenario provides a dynamical explanation for the existence of exactly three large spatial dimensions in our Universe.

Original languageEnglish
Article number682
Number of pages7
JournalEuropean Physical Journal C
Volume77
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 14 Oct 2017

Keywords

  • QUANTUM LIQUID
  • ABELIAN-HIGGS
  • MODEL
  • GAUGE
  • QCD
  • SUPERCONDUCTORS
  • INVARIANCE
  • GLUEBALLS
  • UNIVERSE
  • STRINGS

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