Cosmology in a string-dominated universe

David Spergel, Ue Li Pen

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Abstract

The string-dominated universe is a flat universe that locally resembles an open universe and fits dynamical measures of power spectra, cluster abundances, redshift distortions, lensing constraints, luminosity, angular diameter distance relations, and microwave background observations. We show examples of networks that might give rise to recent string-domination when formed by a phase transition near the electro-weak symmetry breaking scale. We discuss how future observations can distinguish this model from other cosmologies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)L67-L71
JournalAstrophysical Journal
Volume491
Issue number2 PART II
DOIs
StatePublished - 1997

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Space and Planetary Science

Keywords

  • Cosmology: theory
  • Large-scale structure of universe

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