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Journal of High Energy Physics
We develop methods for resummation of instanton lattice series. Using these tools, we investigate the consequences of the Weak Gravity Conjecture for large-field axion inflation. We find that the Sublattice Weak Gravity Conjecture implies a constraint on the volume of the axion fundamental domain. However, we also identify conditions under which alignment and clockwork constructions, and a new variant of N -flation that we devise, can evade this constraint. We conclude that some classes of low-energy effective theories of large-field axion inflation are consistent with the strongest proposed form of the Weak Gravity Conjecture, while others are not.
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Heidenreich, Ben; Long, Cody; McAllister, Liam; Rudelius, Tom; and Stout, John, "Instanton resummation and the Weak Gravity Conjecture" (2020). Journal of High Energy Physics. 1261.