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Knotty inflation and the dimensionality of spacetime

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

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Original languageEnglish
Article number682
Number of pages7
JournalEuropean Physical Journal C: Particles and Fields
Volume77
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - 14 Oct 2017

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.

    Research areas

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

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