Minimal gauge inflation and the refined Swampland conjecture

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The refined de Sitter (dS) conjecture provides two consistency conditions for an effective theory potential of a quantum gravity theory. Any inflationary model can be checked by these conditions and minimal gauge inflation is not an exception. We develop a generic method to analyze a monotonically growing potential with an inflection point on the way to the plateau near the top such as the potential in minimal gauge inflation model and the Higgs inflation. Taking the latest observational data into account, we find the fully consistent parameter space where the model resides in the Landscape rather than in the Swampland.

Original languageEnglish
Article number053
JournalJournal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Jan 28


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics

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