Résumé / Abstract Seminaire_GReCO
SÉMINAIRE DU GRECO

"The Cosmology of Giant Gravitons"

J. Murugan
Dept. Mathematics Applied Mathematics, Univ. Cape Town (Le Cap, Afrique du Sud)

The idea of mirage cosmology - the cosmological evolution induced on the worldvolume of a probe D-brane geodesically falling in some ambient spacetime - holds much appeal, at least from the point of view of string-cosmological model building. In this talk, I review the mirage cosmology of a closed D3-brane wrapping the 3-sphere in the AdS part of AdS5 x S5 and show that when this D3-brane is a giant graviton, the resulting cosmology on the giant worldvolume is static. Unlike the Einstein static universe of GR though, this solution is not unstable to homogeneous perturbations. On the other hand, AdS giants are known to exhibit an instability due to the emission of closed strings. Using some recently developed technology for computing correlators of giant gravitons in the dual N=4 SYM, I show how this instability may be understood as gravitational radiation from the D-brane and interpreted in the cosmological context.

jeudi 20 mars 2008 - 11:00
Salle des séminaires Évry Schatzman,
Institut d'Astrophysique de Paris

Page web du séminaire / Seminar's webpage