Productive interactions: heavy particles, gravitational waves and non-Gaussianity
Starts 25 May 2017 16:30
Ends 25 May 2017 18:00
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Leonardo Building - Euler Lecture Hall
Abstract. I discuss the phenomenology of models of inflation with periodic particle production. Particle production occurs as the mass of heavy particles goes through non-adiabatic modulations as the inflaton field rolls. I show that this process can lead to significant emission of scalar and gravitational waves during inflation, with distinct observational signatures.
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