When cosmological inflation faces phenomenology : From SUSY breaking to dark matter production

Dr. Lucien Heurtier (host Zhang), University of Arizona
March 1, 2018 at 3:00 pm
241 Compton
Event Description 

In this talk I will introduce models of inflation together with low energy phenomenological models such as gauge mediation SUSY models and dark matter production scenarios. I will first introduce what are the main motivations for cosmological inflation, how it can be described in a supergravity framework and how cosmological constraints can be confronted to low energy constraints on suspersymmetry. I will furthermore introduce the new idea of an inflaton portal for dark matter production and see how inflation can play a key role in dark matter phenomology.

Coffee: 2:45 pm, 241 Compton