Abstract Details

Name: Joseph P J
Affiliation: IISER Thiruvananthapuram
Conference ID: ASI2017_1343
Title : Inflation driven by exponential non-minimal coupling of inflaton with gravity.
Authors and Co-Authors : Jose Mathew, IISER Thiruvananthapuram S. Shankaranarayanan, IISER Thiruvananthapuram
Abstract Type : Poster
Abstract Category : General Relativity and Cosmology
Abstract : We consider a modified gravity model of the form f(R,\phi)=Re^{h(\phi)R}, where \phi is a non-interacting massive scalar field. This model leads to an exact solution, which leads to inflation with exit. We show that the exit depends on the initial velocity of the scalar field and hence leads to a viable inflationary model. We proceed to compare the power spectrum of this model with observational data to constrain the parameter space.