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Unifying inflation and dark matter with neutrino masses

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Article number261301
Journal publication date29/08/2007
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Journal number26
Volume99
Number of pages4
Original languageEnglish

Abstract

We propose a simple model where a {\it gauge invariant inflaton} is responsible for cosmic inflation and generates the seed for structure formation, while its relic {\it thermal} abundance explains the missing matter of the universe in the form of cold dark matter. The inflaton self-coupling also explains the observed neutrino masses. All the virtues can be attained in a minimal extension of the Standard Model gauge group around the TeV scale. We can also unveil these properties of an inflaton in forthcoming space and ground based experiments.

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