Blue Cheese Cosmology: Lensing by Cosmic Strings

Wofford, Jared (2016) Blue Cheese Cosmology: Lensing by Cosmic Strings. Undergraduate thesis, under the direction of Luca Bombelli from Physics and Astronomy, University of Mississippi.


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The light bending effects around cosmic strings in universes with varying rates of expansion are investigated. A relationship between the angular deflection and the expansion rate is found. This is made possible by the Blue Cheese model, which is a generalization to a cylindrical realm of the Swiss Cheese model

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Creators: Wofford, Jared
Student's Degree Program(s): B.S. Physics
Thesis Advisor: Luca Bombelli
Thesis Advisor's Department: Physics and Astronomy
Institution: University of Mississippi
Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics
Depositing User: Jared Jared Wofford
Date Deposited: 03 Jun 2016 19:36
Last Modified: 03 Jun 2016 19:36

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