Cosmological signatures from fundamental theories of gravity

Lead Research Organisation: Swansea University
Department Name: College of Science

Abstract

The current phenomenological model of cosmology complemented with the
inflationary scenario, is in exceptional agreement observations.
However, several hints point at the need for a fundamental embedding of
these model, in terms of a fundamental theory of gravity, able to
describe the physics at the shortest scales. The project aims at making
progress in this direction making use of cosmological models motivated
from supergravity and string theories. In particular, it aims at
investigating the roles and potential signatures of spectator vector and
scalar fields during and after inflation.

Publications

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Holland J (2018) Anisotropic inflation with derivative couplings in Physical Review D

Studentship Projects

Project Reference Relationship Related To Start End Student Name
ST/N504464/1 01/10/2015 31/03/2021
1815321 Studentship ST/N504464/1 01/10/2016 31/03/2020 Jonathan Lawrence Holland