Université de GenèveDépartement de Physique ThéoriqueCAP Genève

What we can learn from the running of the spectral index if no tensors are detected in the cosmic microwave background anisotropy

10. February 2015
Cite as: 
M. Biagetti, A. Kehagias, A. Riotto, arXiv: 1502:02289

In this paper we operate under the assumption that no tensors from inflation will be measured in the future by the dedicated experiments and argue that, while for single-field slow-roll models of inflation the running of the spectral index will be hard to be detected, in multi-field models the running can be large due to its strong correlation with non-Gaussianity. A detection of the running

might therefore be related to the presence of more than one active scalar degree of freedom during inflation.


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