Particle Theory Seminar: Walter Tangarife, Tel Aviv U, “Relaxed Inflation”

Event time: 
Tuesday, October 11, 2016 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Sloane Physics Laboratory (SPL), 52 See map
217 Prospect St.
New Haven, CT 06511
Event description: 

“Relaxed Inflation”

Recently, a new solution to the hierarchy problem was proposed under the name of “Relaxion”. This is a mechanism that relies on the dynamics of a field during the early evolution of the universe and requires no new physics at the electroweak scale. I will review the basic ingredients of the original proposal and present our own efforts to improve it, emphasizing important aspects of particle production during inflation.