Scale hierarchies and string cosmology

Antoniadis, Ignatios (2017). Scale hierarchies and string cosmology. International journal of modern physics. A - particles and fields, gravitation, cosmology, 32(17), p. 1730012. World Scientific 10.1142/S0217751X17300125

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I describe the phenomenology of a model of supersymmetry breaking in the presence of a tiny (tuneable) positive cosmological constant. It utilizes a single chiral multiplet with a gauged shift symmetry, that can be identified with the string dilaton (or an appropriate compactification modulus). The model is coupled to the MSSM, leading to calculable soft supersymmetry breaking masses and a distinct low energy phenomenology that allows to differentiate it from other models of supersymmetry breaking and mediation mechanisms. We also study the question if this model can lead to inflation by identifying the dilaton with the inflaton. We find that this is possible if the Kähler potential is modified by a term that has the form of NS5-brane instantons, leading to an appropriate inflationary plateau around the maximum of the scalar potential, depending on two extra parameters.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

10 Strategic Research Centers > Albert Einstein Center for Fundamental Physics (AEC)
08 Faculty of Science > Institute of Theoretical Physics

UniBE Contributor:

Antoniadis, Ignatios

Subjects:

500 Science > 530 Physics

ISSN:

0217-751X

Publisher:

World Scientific

Language:

English

Submitter:

Esther Fiechter

Date Deposited:

12 Oct 2017 17:03

Last Modified:

12 Oct 2017 17:03

Publisher DOI:

10.1142/S0217751X17300125

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.102037

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/102037

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