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Updates on large volume inflationary models after BICEP2

by Dr. Pramod Shukla (Università di Torino)

Jun 10, 2014 from 02:30 PM to 04:00 PM

Where Aula Teorici - Via Irnerio 46

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Abstract:

In the first half of the talk, I would provide a very brief overview of the inflationary models developed in large volume framework, and their status before BICEP2 observations. After discussing the positive aspects of those models, I would enumerate the challenges in the lights of recent BICEP2 claims. In the second half of the talk, I would discuss the embedding of a new Kim-Nilles-Peloso (KNP) type two-field axionic inflation in a large volume setup in which the inflation is driven by a combination of orientifold even and odd RR axions, namely C0 and C2.