Department of Physics

Indian Institute Of Technology Madras , Chennai

Cosmological Inflation: A Bridge between String Theory and Particle Physics

Speaker : Prof. John Ellis, Theoretical Particle Physics and Cosmology Group, Department of Physics, King's College, London, UK

2019-11-14

Abstract :

Cosmological inflation apparently occurred at a scale far beyond the reach of accelerators, and relatively close to the Planck scale. As such, it may provide a bridge between string theory and particle physics. As an example of such a possible bridge, I will discuss a string-inspired cosmological framework based on no-scale supergravity and unification in flipped SU(5), which combines Starobinsky-like inflation with acceptable densities of conventional and dark matter.

Key Speaker Prof. John Ellis, Theoretical Particle Physics and Cosmology Group, Department of Physics, King's College, London, UK
Guests None
Place S N Bose Hall (HSB 210)
Start Time 4:00 PM
Finish Time 5:00 PM
External Link None