String Gases and the Swampland

In this paper, we study some aspects of moduli stabilization using string gases in the context of the Swampland. In the framework which we derive, the matter Lagrangian for string gases yields a potential for the size moduli which satisfies the de Sitter conjecture with the condition |∇V|V≥1p√1Mp, where p is the number of compactified dimensions. Moreover, the moduli find themselves stabilized at the self-dual radius, and gravity naturally emerges as the weakest force.

Robert Brandenberger, String Gases and the Swampland, Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics