Self-tuning in an outgoing brane wave model

Gary T. Horowitz*, Ian Low, A. Zee

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We introduce a new brane-world model in which the bulk solution consists of outgoing plane waves. This is an exact solution to string theory with no naked singularities. The recently discussed self-tuning mechanism to cancel the cosmological constant on a brane is naturally incorporated. We show that even if the vacuum energy on the brane changes, e.g. due to a phase transition, the brane geometry remains insensitive to the local vacuum energy. We also consider the static self-tuning branes introduced earlier, and find a solution in which the brane geometry starts to contract when the vacuum energy on the brane changes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number086005
Pages (from-to)1-8
Number of pages8
JournalPhysical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology
Issue number8
StatePublished - Oct 15 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


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