Apr 18 – 22, 2011
Palais des Papes, Avignon
Europe/Paris timezone

Minimal models of inflation -- connecting cosmology and experiment

Apr 18, 2011, 4:10 PM
20m
Chambre du Trésorier (Palais des Papes, Avignon)

Chambre du Trésorier

Palais des Papes, Avignon

Speaker

Dr Fedor Bezrukov (LMU)

Description

Current Standard Model of elementary particles nicely describes (nearly) all phenomena observed in the laboratories. On cosmological scales the situation is much worse -- reliable experimental observations do not fit into the Standard Model. In the beginning the Universe had a period of inflationary expansion, now it is filled with Dark Matter and has baryon asymmetry. All these require explanation beyond the Standard Model. I will argue on the examples of the model with light inflaton and of Higgs inflation that extending the SM in a very minimal way leads to explanation of all these experimental facts, and connects Universe behaviour at the earliest (inflationary) stage to the possible effects in modern laboratories.

Primary author

Dr Fedor Bezrukov (LMU)

Presentation materials