Jul 16 – 22, 2009
Kraków, Poland
Europe/Warsaw timezone

Singlet dark matter effects on Higgs boson driven inflation

Jul 18, 2009, 12:20 PM
Middle Lecture Hall B (Kraków, Poland)

Middle Lecture Hall B

Kraków, Poland

The Auditorium Maximum of the Jagiellonian University 33 Krupnicza Street 31-123 Kraków
Cosmology and Gravitational Waves I. Cosmology and Gravitational Waves


Prof. Sherwin Love (Purdue University)


A minimal candidate for non-baryonic dark matter is provided by a single standard model singlet. The quantum mechanical effects of this singlet are explored in a model where the Higgs boson has a large non-minimal coupling to the Ricci scalar and plays the role of the inflaton. Imposition of the slow roll inflation cosmological constraints restricts the allowed values of the Higgs boson mass, its coupling to the dark matter and the dark matter self-coupling.

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Prof. Sherwin Love (Purdue University)

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