Seminar Gonzalo Palma

Speaker: 
Gonzalo Palma
Affiliation: 
Leiden University
Title: 
Modular inflation in supergravity and string theory
Abstract: 

A major challenge faced by supergravity models and string theory is to provide a satisfactory realisation of slow-roll inflation. In this talk I will review the main obstructions toward the construction of viable inflationary universes within N=1 supergravity models and low energy string compactifications. I will also discuss some recent progress allowing to circumvent these obstacles.

Date: 
Tuesday, May 19, 2009 - 12:30