Wiggly cosmic strings, neutrinos and large-scale structure

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We discuss the cosmic string scenario of large-scale structure formation in light of the result that the strings are not smooth but instead have a lot of sub-structure or wiggles on them. It appears from the results of Albrecht and Stebbins that the scenario works best if the universe is dominated by massive neutrinos or some other form of hot dark matter. Some unique features of the scenario, such as the generation of primordial magnetic fields, are also described.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)355-358
Number of pages4
JournalNuclear Physics B (Proceedings Supplements)
Issue numberC
StatePublished - Apr 1993
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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