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December 04: Matt Reece (Harvard)

Time: 2pm
Location: 2N36
Title: Cosmology of a Fine-Tuned SUSY Higgs.
Abstract: 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 perhaps acquire very large values along a D-flat direction. Possible consequences involve a burst of gravitational wave production and an altered estimate of the number of e-folds of inflation.

Date of event: 
Mon, 2017-12-04 (All day)