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\( \overline{D3} \) induced geometric inflation

Effective supergravity inflationary models induced by anti-D3 brane interaction with the moduli fields in the bulk geometry have a geometric description. The Kähler function carries the complete geometric information on the theory. The non-vanishing bisectional curvature plays an important role in the construction. The new geometric formalism, with the nilpotent superfield ...

Maximal supersymmetry and B-mode targets

Extending the work of Ferrara and one of the authors [1], we present dynamical cosmological models of α-attractors with plateau potentials for 3α = 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. These models are motivated by geometric properties of maximally supersymmetric theories: M-theory, superstring theory, and maximal N = 8 supergravity. After a consistent truncation of maximal to minimal ...

Coupling the inflationary sector to matter

We describe the coupling of matter fields to an inflationary sector of supergravity, the inflaton Φ and a stabilizer S, in models where the Kähler potential has a flat inflaton direction. Such models include, in particular, advanced versions of the hyperbolic α-attractor models with a flat inflaton direction Kähler potential, providing a good fit to the observational data. If the ...

α-attractors: Planck, LHC and dark energy

We develop four-parameter supergravity models of inflation and dark energy, constrained so that \( \frac{\delta \rho }{\rho } \), n s and the cosmological constant Λ take their known observable values, but where the mass of gravitino m 3/2 and the tensor-to-scalar ratio r are free parameters. We focus on generalized cosmological α-attractor models, with logarithmic Kähler ...

Inflation, de Sitter landscape and super-Higgs effect

We continue developing cosmological models involving nilpotent chiral super-fields, which provide a simple unified description of inflation and the current acceleration of the universe in the supergravity context. We describe here a general class of models with a positive cosmological constant at the minimum of the potential, such that supersymmetry is spontaneously broken in the ...

Cosmology with nilpotent superfields

We discuss N=1 supergravity inflationary models based on two chiral multi-plets, the inflaton and the goldstino superfield. Using superconformal methods for these models, we propose to replace the unconstrained chiral goldstino multiplet by the nilpotent one associated with non-linearly realized supersymmetry of the Volkov-Akulov type. In the new cosmological models, the sgoldstino ...

The double attractor behavior of induced inflation

We describe an induced inflation, which refers to a class of inflationary models with a generalized non-minimal coupling ξg(ϕ)R and a specific scalar potential. The defining property of these models is that the scalar field takes a vev in the vacuum and thus induces an effective Planck mass. We study this model as a function of the coupling parameter ξ. At large ξ, the predictions ...

Large field inflation and double α-attractors

We consider a broad class of inflationary models that arise naturally in super-gravity. They are defined in terms of a parameter α that determines the curvature and cutoff of these models. As a function of this parameter, we exhibit that the inflationary predictions generically interpolate between two attractor points. At small cutoff α, the resulting inflationary model is of ...

Analytic classes of metastable de Sitter vacua

In this paper, we give a systematic procedure for building locally stable dS vacua in \( \mathcal{N}=1 \) supergravity models motivated by string theory. We assume that one of the superfields has a Kähler potential of no-scale type and impose a hierarchy of supersymmetry breaking conditions. In the no-scale modulus direction the supersymmetry breaking is not small, in all other ...