Inflation

Who: Fedor Bezrukov (University of Munich)
When: Monday, September 12, 2011 at 14:15
Where: The CP³ meeting room

Abstract:

I will review the model, where the inflationary expansion of the Universe is caused by the Standard Model Higgs field non-minimally coupled to gravity. I will argue that the region of applicability of the model is defined by the background dependent cut-off scale, which is high during inflation. I will formulate additional requirements on the “full” theory, that are required for successful quantum analysis during the inflationary epoch. I will also describe a set of phenomenological consequences that may follow from the model with background dependent cut-off scale.

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