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Probable values of the cosmological constant in a holographic theory

Hořava, Petr and Minic, Djordje (2000) Probable values of the cosmological constant in a holographic theory. Physical Review Letters, 85 (8). pp. 1610-1613. ISSN 0031-9007. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:HORprl00

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Abstract

We point out that for a large class of universes, holography implies that the most probable value for the cosmological constant is zero. In four space-time dimensions, the probability distribution takes the Baum-Hawking form, dP similar to exp(cM(p)^(2)/Lambda)d Lambda.


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Additional Information:©2000 The American Physical Society. Received 25 January 2000. We wish to thank T. Banks, J. Polchinski, A. Strominger, and E. Witten for useful discussions. The work of P.H. has been supported in part by a Sherman Fairchild Prize Fellowship, and by DOE grant DE-FG03-92-ER 40701. The work of D.M. has been supported in part by the US Department of Energy under grant number DE-FG03-84ER 40168. Also: arXiv:hep-th/0001145 v1 22 Jan 2000; CALT-68-2257; CITUSC/00-006
Subject Keywords:BLACK-HOLES; QUANTUM-GRAVITY; FIELD-THEORY; THERMODYNAMICS; ZERO
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Alternative URL:http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.85.1610
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Deposited By: Tony Diaz
Deposited On:17 Jul 2006
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