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Upcoming Events

Inflation from Magnetic Drift

Series 
HEP Lunch Seminar
Presenter 
Peter Adshead, KICP, University of Chicago
November 6, 2012 12:00PM to 1:00PM
Location 
Building 362, Room F108
Type 
Seminar
Food will be ordered, but use the signup sheets, as usual, to place an order by 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, Nov. 6.

Abstract:
I will describe a new, generic mechanism for realizing a period of slowly-rolling inflation through the use of an analog of 'magnetic drift.' I will demonstrate how the mechanism works through two particular worked examples: Chromo-Natural Inflation, which exists as a purely 4D effective theory, and a version that can appear naturally in string theory.