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Inflation from Magnetic Drift

November 6, 2012 12:00PM to 1:00PM
Presenter 
Peter Adshead, KICP, University of Chicago
Location 
Building 362, Room F108
Type 
Seminar
Series 
HEP Lunch 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.