1-5 July 2019
Faculty of Physics, University of Warsaw
Europe/Warsaw timezone

Emergent inflation from a Nambu–Jona-Lasinio mechanism in gravity with non-dynamical torsion

5 Jul 2019, 14:00
20m
Faculty of Physics, University of Warsaw

Faculty of Physics, University of Warsaw

conference hall 0.03, Faculty of Physics, University of Warsaw ul. Pasteura 5, 02-093 Warszawa Poland
contributed talk Beyond V

Speaker

Antonino Marciano (Fudan University)

Description

We discuss how inflation can emerge from a four-fermion interaction induced by torsion. Inflation can arise from coupling torsion to Standard Model fermions, without any need of introducing new scalar particles beyond the Standard Model. Within this picture, the inflaton field can be a composite field of the SM-particles and arises from a Nambu-Jona-Lasinio mechanism in curved space-time, non-minimally coupled with the Ricci scalar. The model we specify predicts small value of the r-parameter, namely r ~ 10−4 ÷ 10−2, which nonetheless would be detectable by the next generation of experiments, including BICEP 3 and the AliCPT projects.

Primary author

Antonino Marciano (Fudan University)

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