Signatures of the inflationary particle content: massive spin-2 fields

13.10.2017 12:00 – 13:00

We study the imprints of a massive spin-2 field on inflationary observables. We show that a well known consistency relation for single-field slow roll inflation is violated in this setup, where the minimal inflationary field content interacts with the massive spin-2 field through deRham-Gabadadze-Tolley interactions. The unitarity requirement on spinning particles, known as Higuchi bound, plays a crucial role on the amount of violation of the consistency relation and therefore on the size of the


Bâtiment: Ecole de Physique

Salle 234, 24 quai Ernest-Ansermet

Organisé par

Département de physique théorique


Matteo Biagetti, Université of Amsterdam

entrée libre


Catégorie: Séminaire

Mots clés: dpt, Cosmology

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