Statistics in single field inflation


Shandera, S. (2008). Statistics in single field inflation. Perimeter Institute. https://pirsa.org/08120033


Shandera, Sarah. Statistics in single field inflation. Perimeter Institute, Dec. 11, 2008, https://pirsa.org/08120033


          @misc{ pirsa_08120033,
            doi = {10.48660/08120033},
            url = {https://pirsa.org/08120033},
            author = {Shandera, Sarah},
            keywords = {Cosmology},
            language = {en},
            title = {Statistics in single field inflation},
            publisher = {Perimeter Institute},
            year = {2008},
            month = {dec},
            note = {PIRSA:08120033 see, \url{https://pirsa.org}}

Sarah Shandera Pennsylvania State University


Non-Gaussianity is a powerful observable that may reveal important properties of the fundamental physics of inflation, with qualitative and quantitative features of higher order correlation functions distinguishing between models. Here I will discuss the structure of correlation functions in the most general single field inflation model and explain why this information is important for making use of observations from the CMB and large scale structure.