Résumé / Abstract Seminaire_GReCO

"Second-order effects of isocurvature fluctuations"

Pedro Carrilho
Queen Mary University of London (Londres, Royaume-Uni)

Observations have offered strong support for the theory of inflation, but
many details of the physics of the early Universe are still unknown. An
observation of primordial isocurvature modes would change our view of the
early Universe and point towards multi-field inflation. In this talk, I
will describe some recent work towards the calculation of second-order
effects from isocurvature modes, including the magnetic field generated by
vortical currents and the intrinsic bispectrum of the CMB. I will show the
effects of general isocurvature modes to be small for both observables,
but that a large enhancement is found for compensated isocurvature modes,
given their large potential amplitude. The sensitivity of these
second-order effects to this compensated mode allows us to severely
constrain its amplitude using the non-observation of the predicted

lundi 3 juin 2019 - 11:00
Salle des séminaires Évry Schatzman,
Institut d'Astrophysique de Paris

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