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A Strong Quantum Effect on the Dynamics of Moduli

QMAP Seminar

Speaker: Indrajit Mitra, Berkeley
Location: 593 Kerr
Start time: Tue, Nov 30 2004, 1:10PM

In this talk I shall describe how the dynamics of moduli (massless fields) can be strongly influenced by purely quantum effects. We shall describe the effect of pair-production: first in a field theory setting and then purely in string theory. I shall also point out some implications of this result in cosmology.