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Title: Scale-independent inflation and hierarchy generation

We discuss models involving two scalar fields coupled to classical gravity that satisfy the general criteria: (i) the theory has no mass input parameters, (ii) classical scale symmetry is broken only through $$-\frac{1}{12}\varsigma \phi^2 R$$ couplings where $$\varsigma$$ departs from the special conformal value of $1$; (iii) the Planck mass is dynamically generated by the vacuum expectations values (VEVs) of the scalars (iv) there is a stage of viable inflation associated with slow roll in the two--scalar potential; (v) the final vacuum has a small to vanishing cosmological constant and an hierarchically small ratio of the VEVs and the ratio of the scalar masses to the Planck scale. In addition, this assumes the paradigm of classical scale symmetry as a custodial symmetry of large hierarchies.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [2] ;  [1]
  1. Univ. of Oxford, Oxford (United Kingdom)
  2. Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (FNAL), Batavia, IL (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1329720
Report Number(s):
FERMILAB-PUB-16-035-T; arXiv:1603.05983
Journal ID: ISSN 0370-2693; 1430849
Grant/Contract Number:
AC02-07CH11359
Type:
Published Article
Journal Name:
Physics Letters. Section B
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 763; Journal Issue: C; Journal ID: ISSN 0370-2693
Publisher:
Elsevier
Research Org:
Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (FNAL), Batavia, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), High Energy Physics (HEP) (SC-25)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
79 ASTRONOMY AND ASTROPHYSICS; 72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS