Benjamin S. P. Shlaer

Email Ben: bshlaer@physics.cornell.edu

Ben investigates orientifolds of string theory consistent ways of curling up the extra dimensions of spacetime and studies brane inflation within the orientifold formalism. Orientifolds are an elegant construction to compactify spacetime without breaking too much or too little supersymmetry. More recently, he has been doing calculations to address the stability of cosmic strings, observable remnants of brane inflation.