Starts 28 May 2019 14:30
Ends 28 May 2019 16:00
Central European Time
ICTP
Leonardo Building - Luigi Stasi Seminar Room
Abstract. Vector fields are insensitive to the rapid expansion of the primordial inflating universe due to their conformal coupling. However, they may couple to other light fields that are sensitive to the expansion and experience huge gravitational particle production, such as the complex scalar. In that case the vector field can develop large electric and magnetic field fluctuations induced by the gravitationaly enhanced charge fluctuations. I will present a computation of the one-loop corrections to the electric and magnetic field correlators of SQED in power-law inflation. One-loop corrections dwarf the tree-level result, and the slow-roll corrections very soon become large.