A general classification of Starobinsky-like inflationary avatars of SU(2,1)/SU(2)×U(1) no-scale supergravity

John Ellis, Dimitri V. Nanopoulos, Keith A. Olive, Sarunas Verner

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Abstract

Measurements of the cosmic microwave background (CMB) favour models of inflation with a small tensor-to-scalar ratio r, as predicted by the Starobinsky R + R 2 model. It has been shown previously that various models based on no-scale supergravity with different forms of superpotential make predictions similar to those of the Starobinsky model. In this paper we present a unified and general treatment of Starobinsky avatars of no-scale supergravity, using the underlying non-compact SU(2,1)/SU(2)×U(1) symmetry to demonstrate equivalences between different models, exhibiting 6 specific equivalence classes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number99
JournalJournal of High Energy Physics
Volume2019
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2019

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
The work of JE was supported in part by the United Kingdom STFC Grant ST/P000258/1, and in part by the Estonian Research Council via a Mobilitas Pluss grant. The work of DVN was supported in part by the DOE grant DE-FG02-13ER42020 and in part by the Alexander S. Onassis Public Benefit Foundation. The work of KAO was supported in part by DOE grant DE-SC0011842 at the University of Minnesota.

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Keywords

  • Cosmology of Theories beyond the SM
  • Supergravity Models

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