Higgs inflation and the refined dS conjecture

Dhong Yeon Cheong, Sung Mook Lee, Seong Chan Park

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The refined de Sitter derivative conjecture provides constraints to potentials that are low energy effective theories of quantum gravity. It can give direct bounds on inflationary scenarios and determine whether the theory is in the Landscape or the Swampland. We consider the ‘Higgs inflation’ scenario taking the refined de Sitter derivative conjecture into account. Obtaining the critical lines for the potential, we find a conjecture parameter space in which the ‘Higgs inflation’ is to be in the Landscape. Comparing with the model independent observational bounds from recent data we find that the observational bounds represent the Higgs inflation can be in the Landscape.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)336-340
Number of pages5
JournalPhysics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Feb 10

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
SCP would thank Kohei Kamada and Ryusuke Jinno for useful comments and Matt Reece for discussion during the CERN-TH workshop “Physics at the LHC and beyond” in summer, 2018. This work was supported by the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) grant funded by the Korean government (MSIP) (No. 2016R1A2B2016112 ) and ( NRF-2018R1A4A1025334 ). The work of SML was supported in part by the Hyundai Motor Chung Mong-Koo Foundation .

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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