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Jul 4 – 11, 2012
Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre
Australia/Melbourne timezone
ICHEP2012 - 36th International Conference for High Energy Physics

Generalized Galileons for Particle Physics and Cosmology

Jul 7, 2012, 4:00 PM
Room 216 (Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre)

Room 216

Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre

Melbourne Australia
Parallel Sessions Track 11. Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology Room 216 - Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology -TR11


Prof. Mark Trodden (University of Pennsylvania (US))


I describe how to construct new scalar field theories in four dimensions with attractive properties such as nonrenormalization theorems and interesting nonlinear classical dynamics. These generalized galileons are related to extra dimensional gravity models, and have a tight relationship to massive gravity models. Their properties suggest applications in inflation, late-time cosmic acceleration, and perhaps in tackling the hierarchy problem.

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Prof. Mark Trodden (University of Pennsylvania (US))

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