Signatures of Supersymmetry from the Early Universe
- Event time: 2:00pm
- Event date: 15th February 2012
- Speaker: Daniel Baumann (DAMTP, University of Cambridge)
- Location: Lecture Theatre C, James Clerk Maxwell Building (JCMB) James Clerk Maxwell Building Peter Guthrie Tait Road Edinburgh EH9 3FD GB
Supersymmetry plays a fundamental role in the radiative stability of many inflationary models. I will explain how supersymmetry and naturalness require additional scalar degrees of freedom with masses on the order of the inflationary Hubble scale. These fields lead to distinctive non-gaussian signatures that may be observable in both the CMB and large scale structure.
The Particle Physics Theory seminar is a weekly series of talks reflecting the diverse interests of the group. Topics include analytic and numerical calculations based on the Standard Model of elementary particle physics, theories exploring new physics, as well as more formal developments in gauge theories and gravity..