Higher curvature gravity and geometric inflation

April 20, 2020
3:00pm to 4:00pm

Online Webinar

Theoretical Physics, general interest
Jose Edelstein
U. Santiago de Compostela

Online Webinar



 We explore the consequences of imposing consistency conditions in the introduction of higher curvature corrections to the Einstein-Hilbert Lagrangian. We show that it is possible to write down an action given by an infinite series in the Riemann tensor with nice properties in terms of its spectrum and cosmology, which suggests a novel mechanism of geometric inflation. We discuss the role played by an inflaton field in this context.