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Cosmology of a Fine-Tuned SUSY Higgs

Matt Reece (Harvard)
Friday, November 17, 2017
3:00-4:00 PM
335 West Hall Map
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 temporarily acquire very large values along a D-flat direction. Possible consequences include a burst of gravitational wave production and an altered estimate of the number of e-folds of inflation.
Building: West Hall
Event Type: Workshop / Seminar
Tags: Free, Graduate Students, Lecture, Physics, Science, Talk, Undergraduate Students
Source: Happening @ Michigan from HET Seminars, Department of Physics