{Kaluza-Klein}-casimir Cosmology With Decoupled Heavy Modes Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • In a cosmological setting, Kaluza-Klein heavy modes can decouple. One can then treat them as ``dust'' in a 4D effective picture, even when these particles are massless from a higher dimensional point of view. We find cosmological solutions with decoupled heavy modes considering toroidal compactification for the extra dimensions and also the Casimir effect induced by the compactification. I want to thank Professor J. Bekenstein and M. Schiffer for conversations and R. Shaanan for typing this paper.

publication date

  • January 1, 1988