Seminar Bert Vercnocke

Speaker: 
Bert Vercnocke
Affiliation: 
UvA
Title: 
Natural inflation and de Sitter vacua in supergravity
Abstract: 

In this talk I will start with simple implementations of natural inflation in supergravity. The inflation potentials are similar to some axion monodromy models and can have inflation ending in a variety of metastable de Sitter minima. Then I will touch upon a new mechanism for obtaining de Sitter vacua in supergravity by using small supersymmetry breaking parameters.

Location: 
5111.0135
Date: 
Thursday, November 6, 2014 - 12:30