Sequestered Inflation

Renata Kallosh, Andrei Linde, Timm Wrase, Yusuke Yamada*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

We construct supergravity models allowing to sequester the phenomenology of inflation from the Planckian energy scale physics. The procedure consists of two steps: At Step I we study supergravity models, which might be associated with string theory or M-theory, and have supersymmetric Minkowski vacua with flat directions. At Step II we uplift these flat directions to inflationary plateau potentials. We find certain conditions which ensure that the superheavy fields involved in the stabilization of the Minkowski vacua at Step I are completely decoupled from the inflationary phenomenology.

Original languageEnglish
Article number2100128
JournalFortschritte der Physik
Volume69
Issue number11-12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2021 Dec
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • inflation
  • supergravity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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