Stringy Gravity: Solving the Dark Problems at ‘short’ distance
Department of Physics, Sogang University, 35 Baekbeom-ro, Mapo-gu, Seoul 04107, Korea
2 Center for Theoretical Physics of the Universe, Institute for Basic Science (IBS), Seoul 08826, Korea
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Published online: 9 January 2018
Dictated by Symmetry Principle, string theory predicts not General Relativity but its own gravity which assumes the entire closed string massless sector to be geometric and thus gravitational. In terms of R/(MG), i.e. the dimensionless radial variable normalized by mass, Stringy Gravity agrees with General Relativity toward infinity, but modifies it at short distance. At far short distance, gravitational force can be even repulsive. These may solve the dark matter and energy problems, as they arise essentially from small R/(MG) observations: long distance divided by much heavier mass. We address the pertinent differential geometry for Stringy Gravity, stringy Equivalence Principle, stringy geodesics and the minimal coupling to the Standard Model. We highlight the notion of ‘doubled-yet-gauged’ coordinate system, in which a gauge orbit corresponds to a single physical point and proper distance is defined between two gauge orbits by a path integral.
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