Physics with large extra dimensions

  • I. Antoniadis
PS11 String Theory and Extra Dimensions

Abstract

The recent understanding of string theory opens the possibility that the string scale can be as low as a few TeV. The apparent weakness of gravitational interactions can then be accounted by the existence of large internal dimensions, in the submillimeter region. Furthermore, our world must be confined to live on a brane transverse to these large dimensions, with which it interacts only gravitationally. In my lecture, I describe briefly this scenario which gives a new theoretical framework for solving the gauge hierarchy problem and the unification of all interactions. I also discuss its main properties and implications for observations at both future particle colliders, and in non-accelerator gravity experiments. Such effects are for instance the production of Kaluza-Klein resonances, graviton emission in the bulk of extra dimensions, and a radical change of gravitational forces in the submillimeter range.

Keywords

String Theory Extra Dimension Gravitational Force Radical Change Internal Dimension 

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© Springer-Verlag, Società Italiana di Fisica 2003

Authors and Affiliations

  • I. Antoniadis
    • 1
  1. 1.CERN, Theory Division, CH-1211, Geneva 23Switzerland

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