The field of string cosmology has matured considerably over the past few years, attracting many new adherents. Due to the multidisciplinary nature of the topic, it is difficult for practitioners to be conversant with all the many different aspects. This book thus fills a huge gap by bringing together all the different strains of research into one single volume. The resulting collection of selected articles presents the latest, ongoing results from renowned experts currently working in the field.
From the contents:
- Introduction to Cosmology and String Theory
- String Inflation: Brane Inflation and Inflation from Moduli
- Cosmic Superstrings
- The CMB as a Possible Probe of String Theory
- String Gas Cosmology
- Gauge-gravity Duality and String Cosmology
- Heterotic M-theory and C
A welcome addition to the literature for graduate students, students in astronomy, astronomers, mathematicians and theoretical physicists.