Dr. Andreas Ringwald (DESY) - Unifying Inflation with the Axion, Dark Matter, Baryogenesis, and the Seesaw Mechanism

Tuesday, 2 May 2017 from to (Europe/Berlin)
at MPP ( Main Auditorium )
Max-Planck-Institut für Physik (Werner-Heisenberg-Institut) Föhringer Ring 6 80805 München
The discovery of the Higgs boson has marked the completion of the Standard Model of particle physics. However, the latter lacks an explanation of cosmic inflation, of the matter-anti-matter asymmetry of the Universe, of dark matter, of neutrino oscillations, and of the feebleness of strong CP violation.  A minimal extension of the Standard Model by three extra neutrinos, an extra quark and a complex scalar field may explain all these puzzles in one go. This model, dubbed “SMASH”, can be probed decisively by upcoming cosmic microwave background and dark matter experiments.