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Particle, Astrophysics, and Nuclear Physics Seminar

Monday, February 10, 2020
2:00pm – 3:00pm

Storrs Campus
GS-413E

Prof. Lorenzo Sorbo, Department of Physics, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Particle production during inflation: a case study

In this talk I will quickly review primordial inflation. After arguing that axion-like inflatons are especially well motivated, I will discuss how a derivative coupling of a pseudoscalar inflaton to vector and to fermions fields can amplify significantly the mode functions of those degrees of freedom which, in their turn, can lead to a very rich phenomenology.

Contact:

Prof. L. Jin

Physics Department (primary), College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, UConn Master Calendar

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