from September 29, 2015 to October 2, 2015
DESY Hamburg
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Contribution

DESY Hamburg - Seminar room 1

Natural Inflation and Low Scale Supersymmetry

Speakers

  • Rolf KAPPL

Primary authors

  • Rolf KAPPL (Bethe Center for Theoretical Physics)

Abstract content

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.