Suresh, P. K.
Published in
International Journal of Theoretical Physics

A homogeneous massive scalar field, minimally coupled to the spatially homogeneous and anisotropic background metric, in the semiclassical theory of gravity is examined. In the oscillatory phase of inflaton, the approximate leading solution to the semiclassical Einstein equation for the Bianchi type-I universe shows, each scale factor in each direc...

Suresh, P. K.
Published in
International Journal of Theoretical Physics

A thermal squeezed state representation of inflaton is constructed for a flat Friedmann–Robertson–Walker (FRW) background metric and the phenomenon of particle creation is examined during the oscillatory phase of inflaton, in the semiclassical theory of gravity. An approximate solution to the semiclassical Einstein equation is obtained in thermal s...

Hebecker, Arthur Moritz, Jakob Westphal, Alexander Witkowski, Lukas T.

We present a particularly simple model of axion monodromy: Our axion is the lowest-lying KK-mode of the RR-2-form-potential $C_2$ in the standard Klebanov-Strassler throat. One can think of this inflaton candidate as being defined by the integral of $C_2$ over the $S^2$ cycle of the throat. It obtains an exponentially small mass from the IR-region ...

Domcke, Valerie Pieroni, Mauro Binétruy, Pierre

Current bounds from the polarization of the CMB predict the scale-invariant gravitational wave (GW) background of inflation to be out of reach for upcoming GW interferometers. This prospect dramatically changes if the inflaton is a pseudoscalar, in which case its generic coupling to any abelian gauge field provides a new source of GWs, directly rel...

Antoniadis, Ignatios

We describe the phenomenology of a model of supersymmetry breaking in the presence of a tiny (tunable) positive cosmological constant. It utilises a single chiral multiplet with a gauged shift symmetry, that can be identified with the string dilaton (or an appropriate compactification modulus). The model is coupled to the MSSM, leading to calculabl...

Pieroni, Mauro

In this contribution we discuss the possibility of generating an observable gravitational wave (GW) background by coupling a pseudo-scalar inflaton to some Abelian gauge fields. This analysis is performed by dividing inflationary models into universality classes. We find that of the most promising scenario is a Starobinsky-like model, which may lea...

Batley, J.R. Kalmus, G. Lazzeroni, C. Munday, D.J. Slater, M.W. Wotton, S.A. Arcidiacono, R. Bocquet, G. Cabibbo, N. Ceccucci, A.
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The NA48/2 experiment at CERN collected a large sample of charged kaon decays to final states with multiple charged particles in 2003--2004. A new upper limit on the rate of the lepton number violating decay $K^{\pm}\to\pi^{\mp}\mu^{\pm}\mu^{\pm}$ is reported: $\mathcal{B}(K^{\pm}\to\pi^{\mp}\mu^{\pm}\mu^{\pm})

Addazi, Andrea Khlopov, Maxim Yu.

As is well known, the gravitational degrees of freedom contained in R+ζR2 (super)gravity lead to Starobinsky's potential, in a one-field setting for inflationary Cosmology that appears favored by Planck data. In this letter we discuss another interesting aspect of this model, related to gravitino production, with emphasis on the corresponding mass ...

Addazi, Andrea Khlopov, Maxim Yu.

We review our recent results on dark matter from Starobinsky supergravity. In this context, a natural candidate for cold dark matter is the gravitino. On the other hand, assuming the supersymmetry broken at scales much higher than the electroweak scale, gravitinos are superheavy particles. In this case, they may be non-thermally produced during inf...

Antoniadis, I.

I describe the phenomenology of a model of supersymmetry breaking in the presence of a tiny (tuneable) positive cosmological constant. It utilizes a single chiral multiplet with a gauged shift symmetry, that can be identified with the string dilaton (or an appropriate compactification modulus). The model is coupled to the MSSM, leading to calculabl...