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Gauging away a big bang

Krishnan, Chethan and Raju, Avinash (2017) Gauging away a big bang. In: 6th Institute-for-Fundamental Study (IF)-Yukawa-Institute-for-Theoretical-Physics (YITP) GR+HEP+Cosmo International Symposium on Superstring Theory, the Quantum Theory of Fields, Gravity, Cosmology, and Related Topics, AUG 03-05, 2016, Naresuan Univ, Inst Fundamental Study, Phitsanulok, THAILAND.

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We argue that in the tensionless phase of string theory where the stringy gauge symmetries are unbroken, (at least some) cosmological singularities can be understood as gauge artefacts. We present two conceptually related, but distinct, pieces of evidence: one relying on spacetime and the other on worldsheet.

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Date Deposited: 02 Aug 2018 15:48
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URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/60352

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