# Wilke van der Schee: A dynamical inflaton coupled to strongly interacting matter

Date of publication: 8. 5. 2023

Mathematical physics seminar

Thursday

11

May

Time:

14:00 - 16:00

Location:

Kuščerjev seminar, Jadranska 19, 4. nadstropje

https://chaos.fmf.uni-lj.si/event/wilke-van-der-schee-a-dynamical-inflaton-coupled-to-strongly-interacting-matter/

In talk I will show how to self-consistently couple the Einstein-inflaton equations to a strongly coupled quantum field theory (QFT) as described by holography. We show that this can lead to an inflating universe, a reheating phase and finally a universe dominated by the QFT in thermal equilibrium. Special attention will be given to technical details that could be of relevance for modelling of more general holographic set-ups that for instance include charge.