23-26 September 2014
DESY Hamburg
Europe/Berlin timezone

Sizable tensor modes and the gravitino problem

24 Sep 2014, 14:40
Seminar room 4B (DESY Hamburg)

Seminar room 4B

DESY Hamburg

Notkestrasse 85, 22607 Hamburg


Dr Jan Heisig (RWTH Aachen University)


The measurement of primordial tensor modes in the CMB allows for a determination of the energy scale at the beginning of the `observable' part of inflation. We show in how far such a measurement provides implications for the subsequent phase of inflation and the post-inflationary phase of reheating. Further, we will revise the gravitino problem and show the implications for a supersymmetric scenario where the gravitino is the Dark Matter candidate.

Primary authors

Dr Jan Heisig (RWTH Aachen University) Dr Valerie Domcke (SISSA/INFN)

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