We argue that strong dynamics at the Planck scale can solve the cosmological moduli problem. We discuss its implications for inflation models, and find that a certain type of multi-field inflation model is required for this mechanism to work, since otherwise it would lead to the serious η-problem. Combined with the inflaton-induced gravitino problem, we show that a chaotic inflation with a discrete symmetry naturally avoids both problems. Interestingly, the focus point supersymmetry is predicted when this mechanism is applied to the Polonyi model.
- Cosmology of theories beyond the SM
- Supergravity models
- Supersymmetric effective theories
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Nuclear and High Energy Physics