May 29, 2018 to June 3, 2018
Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Conference Center
US/Pacific timezone

Inflation Ends, What is Next?

May 30, 2018, 2:00 PM
20m
North Foyer | Ironwood Room (Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Conference Center)

North Foyer | Ironwood Room

Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Conference Center

44600 Indian Wells Lane, Indian Wells, CA 92210, USA

Speaker

Dr Mustafa Amin (Rice University)

Description

What happens in the aftermath of inflation? In this talk I will focus on the non-perturbative dynamics of fields (such as soliton formation) after inflation ends and its observational consequences including: (1) a change in the expansion history after inflation; (2) generation of high frequency gravitational waves; (3) possibility of primordial black-hole formation. Time permitting, I will also point out a novel connection between the fine-tuning of the Higgs potential and the generation of gravitational waves from the nonlinear dynamics of the Higgs+inflaton system during the post-inflationary epoch.
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Primary author

Dr Mustafa Amin (Rice University)

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