Masahide Yamaguchi

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We propose a chaotic inflation model in supergravity. In the model the Kähler potential has a Nambu-Goldstone-like shift symmetry of the inflaton chiral multiplet which ensures the flatness of the inflaton potential beyond the Planck scale. We show that the chaotic inflation naturally takes place by introducing a small breaking term of the shift symmetry in(More)
We propose a new class of inflation model, G inflation, which has a Galileon-like nonlinear derivative interaction of the form G(ϕ,(∇ϕ)(2))□ϕ in the Lagrangian with the resultant equations of motion being of second order. It is shown that (almost) scale-invariant curvature fluctuations can be generated even in the exactly de Sitter background and that the(More)
We report a patient with primary Sjögren's syndrome who developed pyrexia, cervical lymphadenopathy, and painful indurated erythema on the forehead, back, chest, abdomen, and limbs. Laboratory data showed an elevated erythrocyte sedimentation rate, C-reactive protein and CH50 in addition to existing autoantibodies including anti-nuclear antibody, anti SS-A(More)
BACKGROUND A trial was conducted to evaluate the feasibility, efficacy, and safety of biweekly administration of irinotecan, a novel topoisomerase I inhibitor, for patients with metastatic breast cancer (MBC) previously treated with either anthracycline-based or taxane-based chemotherapy. METHODS Eligible patients were HER2-negative, had a performance(More)
This paper describes the effect of three new acoustic feature parameters to detect audio source segments that are based on spectral cross-correlation: spectral stability, white noise similarity, and sound spectral shape. These parameters are devised for accurate audio source detection and are used in a pre-processing module for automatic indexing of the(More)
We study non-Gaussianity, the spectral index of primordial scalar fluctuations and tensor modes in models where fluctuations from the inflaton and the curvaton can both contribute to the present cosmic density fluctuations. Even though simple single-field inflation models generate only tiny non-Gaussianity, if we consider such a mixed scenario, large(More)
We propose a natural double inflation model in supergravity. In this model, chaotic inflation first takes place by virtue of the Nambu-Goldstone-like shift symmetry, which guarantees the absence of the exponential factor in the potential for the inflaton field. During chaotic inflation, an initial value of the second inflation (new inflation) is set. In(More)