The Formation Probability of Primordial Black Holes
18. May 2021
M. Biagetti, V. De Luca, G. Franciolini, A. Kehagias, A. Riotto, (2021) [arXiv:2105.07810].
We calculate the exact formation probability of primordial black holes generated during the collapse at horizon re-entry of large fluctuations produced during inflation, such as those ascribed to a period of ultra-slow-roll. We show that it interpolates between a Gaussian at small values of the average density contrast and a Cauchy probability distribution at large values. The corresponding abundance of primordial black holes may be larger than the Gaussian one by several orders of magnitude. The mass function is also shifted towards larger masses.