Inflation Models in Supergravity
- Event time: 2:00pm
- Event date: 11th November 2009
- Speaker: Koushik Dutta (Max Planck Institut, Munich)
- Location: Lecture Theatre B, James Clerk Maxwell Building (JCMB) James Clerk Maxwell Building Peter Guthrie Tait Road Edinburgh EH9 3FD GB
While there exists a large multitude of inflationary models, the connection of inflation to particle physics is still an unsolved puzzle. In particular in locally supersymmetric (supergravity) theories, where the so-called \eta -problem tends to spoil the necessary conditions for inflation, the construction of convincing and (technically) natural models of inflation are challenging. We discuss some recent developments regarding the quest for natural particle physics models of inflation in supergravity.
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..