21-26 July 2014
Renold Building
Europe/London timezone
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Dark Radiation in Fibred LARGE Volume Compactifications

Presented by Mr. Stephen ANGUS on 22 Jul 2014 from 15:10 to 15:30
Type: Formal SUSY and Strings
Track: Formal SUSY and Strings


Dark radiation is a compelling extension to $\Lambda$CDM: current experimental results hint at $\Delta N_{\rm eff} \gtrsim 0.5$, which is increased to $\Delta N_{\rm eff} \simeq 1$ if the recent BICEP2 results are included. In recent years dark radiation has been considered in the context of string theory models such as the LARGE Volume Scenario of type IIB string theory, forging a link between present-day cosmological observations and models of physics at the Planck scale. In this talk I will consider a fibred extension of the LARGE Volume Scenario, in which the bulk volume is stabilised by two moduli instead of one. Consequently, the lightest modulus no longer corresponds to the compactification volume but instead to a transverse direction in the bulk geometry. I will focus on scenarios in which sequestering of soft masses is achieved by localising the Standard Model on D3 branes at a singularity. The fraction of dark radiation produced in such models vastly exceeds experimental bounds, ruling out the fibred sequestered LARGE Volume Scenario as a model of the early Universe.


Location: Renold
Room: E1

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