Cosmology and Unification


Sundrum, R. (2023). Cosmology and Unification. Perimeter Institute. https://pirsa.org/23040066


Sundrum, Raman. Cosmology and Unification. Perimeter Institute, Apr. 04, 2023, https://pirsa.org/23040066


          @misc{ pirsa_PIRSA:23040066,
            doi = {10.48660/23040066},
            url = {https://pirsa.org/23040066},
            author = {Sundrum, Raman},
            keywords = {Particle Physics},
            language = {en},
            title = {Cosmology and Unification},
            publisher = {Perimeter Institute},
            year = {2023},
            month = {apr},
            note = {PIRSA:23040066 see, \url{https://pirsa.org}}

Raman Sundrum University of Maryland, College Park

Talk Type Scientific Series


Precision measurements of primordial correlators in the CMB, Large Scale Structure, and 21-cm cosmology may contain “on-shell" imprints of extremely heavy particle physics, with masses comparable to the inflationary Hubble scale, via the remarkable inflationary mechanism known as “cosmological collider physics”. I will describe my research in (a) finding new robust mechanisms for extending the energy range and strength of such signals, (b) identifying motivated particle physics targets that may be discoverable, (c) showing how cosmological collider physics can probe the mechanism of inflation itself, and (d) demonstrating variants of the mechanism that may be observable in new cosmological “maps”, such as stochastic gravitational wave backgrounds with significant anisotropies. While this is an ambitious program of research, there are major challenges to bring it to fruition, on the experimental, phenomenological and theoretical fronts, which I will sketch. 

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