Inflation on a codimension-two brane


Lee, H.M. (2009). Inflation on a codimension-two brane. Perimeter Institute. https://pirsa.org/09050070


Lee, Hyun Min. Inflation on a codimension-two brane. Perimeter Institute, May. 25, 2009, https://pirsa.org/09050070


          @misc{ pirsa_PIRSA:09050070,
            doi = {10.48660/09050070},
            url = {https://pirsa.org/09050070},
            author = {Lee, Hyun Min},
            keywords = {Quantum Gravity, Quantum Fields and Strings, Particle Physics, Cosmology},
            language = {en},
            title = {Inflation on a codimension-two brane},
            publisher = {Perimeter Institute},
            year = {2009},
            month = {may},
            note = {PIRSA:09050070 see, \url{https://pirsa.org}}

Hyun Min Lee Carnegie Mellon University


We consider a codimension-2 brane inflation scenario in a warped flux compactification of 6D gauged supergravity. The volume modulus of the model is stabilized by means of potentials localized on the regularized background branes. We discuss the cosmological evolution of the world-volume of a probe codimension-2 brane when it moves along the radial direction of the internal space. In order to have slow-roll inflation, we find that the warping of the internal space is required to be weak, in contrast to the string inflation constructions with strong warping. We discuss the parameter range that the inflation is in agreement with the observationally inferred parameters and which furthermore is consistent with the probe brane approximation. We argue that from a multi-brane solution, the backreaction of the probe brane on the weak warp factor is ignorable