Cosmic superstrings

Edward Witten

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Abstract

The possible astrophysical role of superstrings is discussed. Type II superstrings (if somehow phenomenologically viable) might be seen as gravitational lenses. The superstrings of the new O(32) and E8×E8 string theories are boundaries of axion domain walls. These theories are also likely to generate more "conventional" string-like objects-stable vortex lines and flux tubes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)243-246
Number of pages4
JournalPhysics Letters B
Volume153
Issue number4-5
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 4 1985

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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