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Title: Superstrings
Originating Office: IAS
Speaker: Chernoff, David
Issue Date: 31-May-2011
Event Date: 31-May-2011
Group/Series/Folder: Record Group 8.15 - Institute for Advanced Study
Series 3 - Audio-visual Materials
Location: 8.15:3 box 1.7
Notes: IAS Conference on Cosmology since Einstein.
IAS title: Talk 12: 'Searching for Remnant String Loops by Microlensing'.
Abstract: Superstring loops form by intercommutation of horizon‐crossing superstrings. The loops are captured and accreted during galaxy formation and a population of these loops resides within the galaxy today. A loop can lens background stars generating a unique signature of repeated, achromatic flux doubling events. The Large Synoptic Survey Telescope is a large aperture, wide field telescope that is able to image faint astronomical objects across the sky. This instrument can potentially probe the range of string tensions $10^{‐13.5} < G \mu/c^2 < 10^{‐9.5}$ which corresponds to characteristic energies $\sim 10^{12} ‐ 10^{14}$ GeV. Event rates are discussed.
Duration: 40 min.
Appears in Series:8.15:3 - Audio-visual Materials
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