Starts 25 May 2016 14:30
Ends 25 May 2016 18:00
Central European Time
ICTP
Leonardo Building - Luigi Stasi Seminar Room
Abstract. After reviewing the well known fact that bosonic "Starobinsky" R+ f(R) models of inflation are equivalent to standard single-scalar slow-roll theories, we show how to embed R+f(R) models in supergravity, in an efficient way, using supergravity's "new minimal" formulation. We also discuss how supergravity can improve the naturalness of such models and conclude presenting a rather general class of R + f(R) models coupled to matter.
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