50 Greatest Mysteries of the Universe (Astronomy Magazine by David J. Eicher

By David J. Eicher

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2 Scalar tilt and running Models of inflation make specific predictions for the parameters ns and r. Improving the measurement of either of these parameters will therefore play a vital role in narrowing down the number of viable models [155]. Future galaxy surveys [156] may reduce the error on ns by a factor of 5. At the same time, future CMB polarization experiments [26, 157–160] have the potential to reduce the error on r to the percent level. A test of the slow-roll paradigm may come from measurements of the running of the scalar spectrum.

13). g. k1 Gaussianity arises in models of multi-field inflation – see Appendix C. e. in models in which only the adiabatic mode π is excited) the signal vanishes in the squeezed limit. This important theorem is known as the single-field consistency relation [119, 120]. 4 Current tests of inflation 25 Fig. 13 Bispectrum of the local ansatz. The signal is peaked for squeezed triangles. assumptions about the inflationary action and the initial state, it is possible to show that the bispectrum in single-field inflation satisfies5 lim k1 →0 BR (k1 , k2 , k3 ) = (1 − ns ) PR (k1 )PR (k2 ) 1.

2) where Ll (Lh ) describes the part of L involving only the light (heavy) fields, and Llh includes all interactions involving both sets of fields. The Wilsonian effective action Seff is defined via a path integral over the heavy modes (and over the high-frequency contributions of the light fields): eiSeff [φ] = [DΨ] eiS[φ,Ψ] . 3) In practice, the effective action is rarely found by performing the path integral. Instead a so-called matching calculation, order by order in perturbation theory, is usually more practical [181–184].

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