High Energy Theory Seminar: “Cosmology of a Fine-Tuned SUSY Higgs”

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 14:00
Matthew Reece (Harvard)

I will discuss some work in progress that explores whether a mildly fine-tuned Higgs boson, as in (mini-)split supersymmetry, can have interesting or observable cosmological consequences. As moduli fields oscillate, the Higgs can respond and perhaps acquire very large values along a D-flat direction. Possible consequences involve a burst of gravitational wave production and an altered estimate of the number of e-folds of inflation.

David Rittenhouse Laboratory, 2N36