29 September 2015 to 2 October 2015
DESY Hamburg
Europe/Berlin timezone

Natural Inflation and Low Scale Supersymmetry

1 Oct 2015, 14:50
25m
Seminar room 1 (DESY Hamburg)

Seminar room 1

DESY Hamburg

Speaker

Rolf Kappl (Bethe Center for Theoretical Physics)

Description

Natural (axionic) inflation provides a well-motivated and predictive scheme for the description of the early universe. It leads to sizeable primordial tensor modes and thus a high mass scale of the inflationary potential. Naively this seems to be at odds with low (TeV) scale supersymmetry, especially when embedded in string theory. I will outline in the talk that low scale supersymmetry is compatible with natural (high scale) inflation in a string inspired setup. The mechanism requires the presence of two axions that are provided through the moduli of string theory.

Primary author

Rolf Kappl (Bethe Center for Theoretical Physics)

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