Pheno & Vino Seminar, Sam McDermott, Stony Brook, "Inflatable Dark Matter"

Feb 2, 2016, 4:00 pm5:30 pm
Jadwin 303


Event Description
I will discuss the particle physics implications of a non-standard period of inflation. I will show how inflation may arise from a minimally tuned model, and I will investigate the ramifications for certain theoretically appealing theories of dark matter. I will conclude by pointing to some interesting open questions and model building opportunities utilizing this kind of phenomenology.