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

Constraining the inflationary field content

Not scheduled
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
Poster session

Speaker

Laura Iacconi (University of Portsmouth (ICG))

Description

Understanding the laws of inflation can shed light on the processes that govern physics at very high energy scales, beyond current experimental limits. In particular, the characterisation and detection of primordial gravitational waves produced during inflation can be an excellent test for the particle content of the very early universe. We consider an inflationary realisation whose tensor spectrum is sourced already at linear order. We show how this set-up supports a sufficient production of primordial gravitational waves to make the signal detectable at interferometer scales. We complement theoretical consistency checks on the model with stringent observational bounds on its parameter space stemming from CMB measurements, LIGO and Big Bang Nucleosynthesis bounds, as well as constraints from Primordial Black Holes production and UltraCompact MiniHalos.

Primary author

Laura Iacconi (University of Portsmouth (ICG))

Co-authors

Prof. David Wands (University of Portsmouth (ICG)) Dr Matteo Fasiello (University of Portsmouth)

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