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January 28, 2019 to February 1, 2019
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Scale symmetry, the Higgs and the cosmos

Jan 30, 2019, 8:30 AM
4/3-006 - TH Conference Room (CERN)

4/3-006 - TH Conference Room


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Javier Rubio


I will review a scale-invariant extension of the Standard Model and gravity able to support inflation and dark energy and containing just an additional degree of freedom on top of the Standard Model content. This scenario has some interesting features such as i) the existence of a conserved current that effectively forbids the generation of isocurvature perturbations ii) an alpha-attractor-like solution for the spectral tilt and the tensor-to-scalar ratio, iii) the absence of fifth-force effects and iv) a set of consistency relations between the inflationary and dark energy observables that can be tested with future cosmological observations.

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