Inflation and Supersymmetry Breaking in a Metastable Vacuum
Arunansu Sil
SPhT, CEA/Saclay
Wed, Dec. 19th 2007, 14:15
Salle Claude Itzykson, Bât. 774, Orme des Merisiers
We argue that fields responsible for inflation and supersymmetry breaking are connected by gravitational couplings. In view of the recent progress in studying supersymmetry breaking in a metastable vacuum, we have shown that in models of supersymmetric hybrid inflation, where R-symmetry plays an important role, the scale of supersymmetry breaking is generated dynamically at the end of inflation and turns out to be consistent with gravity mediation.


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