We discuss a model of a conformal p-brane interacting with the world volume metric and connection. The purpose of the model is to suggest a mechanism by which gravity coupled to p-branes leads to the formation of structure rather than homogeneity in spacetime. Furthermore, we show that the formation of structure is accompanied by the appearance of a multivalued cosmological constant, i.e., one which may take on different values in different domains, or cells, of spacetime. The above results apply to a broad class of nonlinear gravitational Lagrangians as long as metric and connection on the p-brane manifold are treated as independent variables.

Conformal p-branes as a source of structure in spacetime

SPALLUCCI, EURO
1995-01-01

Abstract

We discuss a model of a conformal p-brane interacting with the world volume metric and connection. The purpose of the model is to suggest a mechanism by which gravity coupled to p-branes leads to the formation of structure rather than homogeneity in spacetime. Furthermore, we show that the formation of structure is accompanied by the appearance of a multivalued cosmological constant, i.e., one which may take on different values in different domains, or cells, of spacetime. The above results apply to a broad class of nonlinear gravitational Lagrangians as long as metric and connection on the p-brane manifold are treated as independent variables.
http://link.aps.org/doi/10.1103/PhysRevD.51.4410
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