Playing with the wooden part of Einstein equations: Higgs inflations
Tuesday 14 March 2017
to 14:30 at
Cristiano Germani (Institut de Ciències del Cosmos, Universitat de Barcelona)
While low-energy gravity in vacuum is extremely constrained to be the Einstein theory, the same is not true when gravity-matter interactions are considered. Allowing violations of the equivalence principle lead to a number of interesting new avenues to explain inflation and dark matter. In this review I will especially focus on the minimal scenario where one identifies the Higgs boson as the inflaton and primordial black holes as dark matter.