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December 2021: “Inflationary flavor oscillations and the cosmic spectroscopy” out on arXiv:2112.05710, on probing the inflationary mass eigenstates and mixing angles with the squeezed limit of the bispectrum

May 2021: Article on multi-species reheating, arXiv:2105.03301, published in JCAP: JCAP12(2021)022, about the transfer of entropy perturbations after multifield inflation

April 2021:  Article on multifield stochastic inflation in phase space, arXiv:2011.05930, published in JCAP: JCAP04(2021)002, about a non-perturbative technique for non-linear sigma models of inflation

Welcome! My name is Lucas Pinol, I am a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Instituto de Física Teórica UAM/CSIC (IFT), working on the physics of the early universe.

Keywords: Research, Astrophysics, Cosmology, Inflation, Reheating, Multifield, IFT, Madrid, IAP, Paris

More precisely, I try to better understand the very first moment of the Universe by computing theoretical predictions of realistic models of inflation and reheating. These models can include many kinds of scalar fields (particles similar to the Higgs boson) with generic interactions, potential and kinetic, amongst them but also with Standard Model and Dark Matter particles. The theoretical predictions can then be compared to actual observations, such as the statistics of the Cosmic Microwave Background, the presence of Primordial Black Holes or a stochastic background of Gravitational Waves, etc., thus constraining the possible masses and interactions of the scalar fields.

The Universe is the most exciting laboratory for Particle Physics and Gravity, let’s study it!

 

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