24-28 April 2017
Palais des Papes, Avignon
Europe/Paris timezone

A New Age for Quiontessential Inflation

24 Apr 2017, 15:15
15m
Chambre du Trésorier (Palais des Papes, Avignon)

Chambre du Trésorier

Palais des Papes, Avignon

Speaker

Dr Konstantinos Dimopoulos (Lancaster University)

Description

Quintessential Inflation attempts to account for the tunings of the Hot Big Bang and for Dark Energy, using a single degree of freedom and a single theoretical framework, with the aim to avoid the extreme fine tuning needed for the cosmological constant in LambdaCDM. However, in the past the task proved to be very difficult. We will present how modern developments, e.g. in the context of Gauss-Bonnet inflation or with alpha-attractors in supergravity theories, can decisively overcome the problems of Quintessential Inflation and render it natural and compelling.

Primary author

Dr Konstantinos Dimopoulos (Lancaster University)

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