Acta Physica Hungarica

, Volume 63, Issue 3–4, pp 303–310 | Cite as

Eleven dimensional cosmology and dynamical scale symmetry breaking

Elementary Particles and Fields


The unjustified assumption that the universe possesses a fixed gravitational constant prior to compactification is remedied by assuming an 11 dimensional scale invariant Lagrangian with a possible scale breaking potential whose minimum generates the 4 dimensional gravitational constant. The cosmological evolution equations are followed and a model is studied wherein the scalar field evolves to the minimum of the potential with the subsequent generation ofG 4, while the 7 dimensional space compactifies and the 4 dimensional space inflates.


Scalar Field Dimensional Subspace Gravitational Constant Scale Breaking Casimir Energy 


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© Akadémiai Kiadó 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • C. Wolf
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PhysicsNorth Adams State CollegeNorth AdamsU.S.A.
  2. 2.Institute für Theoretische PhysikTübingenWest Germany

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