Attractive (s)axions: cosmological trackers at the boundary of moduli space

Febrero 8, 2024
De 12:00pm hasta 1:00pm

IFT Seminar Room/Red Room

Specialist level
Bruno Valeixo Bento

IFT Seminar Room/Red Room


After the paper discussion, we will have a talk by Bruno Valeixo Bento based on the paper "Attractive (s)axions: cosmological trackers at the boundary of moduli space" by Filippo Revello (arXiv: 2311.12429). 

"We study the cosmological evolution of a FLRW universe dominated by the energy density of moduli close to asymptotic regions of moduli space. Due to the structure of the N=1 SUGRA kinetic term, a saxion and an axion residing in the same chiral multiplet are (universally) coupled even if the latter is a flat direction of the potential, resulting in non-trivial dynamics. We generalise known results in the literature to the case of multiple moduli, showing the existence of various ``tracker" attractor solutions where the relative energy densities of many components (axions included) stay in a fixed ratio throughout the evolution. We conclude with some phenomenological applications, relevant for both the early and late universe."