[NCTS Seminar - Particle Physics Journal Club] K-essence induced by derivative couplings of the inflation

  • Event Date: 2023-12-11
  • High energy phenomenology
  • Speaker: Prof. Shun-Pei Miao (National Cheng Kung University)  /  Host: Dr. Naoki Yamatsu
    Place: R517, New Physics Building, NTU

Title:K-essence induced by derivative couplings of the inflation
Time:2023/12/11 (Mon.) 12:30
Place:R517, New Physics Building, NTU

We consider two models which couple derivatives of the inflaton to ordinary matter, both to fermions and to scalars. Such couplings induce changes to the inflaton kinetic energy, analogous to the cosmological Coleman-Weinberg potentials which come from nonderivative couplings. Our purpose is to investigate whether these quantum-induced-essence models can provide efficient reheating without affecting the observational constraints on primordial inflation. Our numerical studies show that it is difficult to preserve both properties.