13-19 May 2018
Venice, Italy
Europe/Zurich timezone
The organisers warmly thank all participants for such a lively QM2018! See you in China in 2019!

A Quark-Gluon Plasma inspired model of the universe

15 May 2018, 17:00
2h 40m
First floor and third floor (Palazzo del Casinò)

First floor and third floor

Palazzo del Casinò

Poster High baryon density and astrophysics Poster Session


Ms Melissa Mendes (IFGW)


We show that certain ideas developed in the last few years of heavy ion physics research could be used to produce key features of the standard cosmological model, in the context of a beyond the standard model pure gauge theory with a high (~TeV) equivalent of the QCD scale.
In particular, the peak in bulk viscosity argued to exist within QCD [1,2] can be used to generate inflation, while glueballs within the same theory are viable dark matter candidates.
We present solutions of the FRW equations for matter with these characteristics, in the hope of establishing weather the right number of e-foldings and dark matter abundance can be generated in such a model.

[1] https://inspirehep.net/search?p=find+eprint+0805.0442
[2] https://inspirehep.net/search?p=find+eprint+0707.4405

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Primary authors

Ms Melissa Mendes (IFGW) Giorgio Torrieri (IFGW, Unicamp)

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