PIRSA:16110071

Productive interactions: heavy particles, gravitational waves and non-Gaussianity

APA

Mirbabayi, M. (2016). Productive interactions: heavy particles, gravitational waves and non-Gaussianity. Perimeter Institute. https://pirsa.org/16110071

MLA

Mirbabayi, Mehrdad. Productive interactions: heavy particles, gravitational waves and non-Gaussianity. Perimeter Institute, Nov. 08, 2016, https://pirsa.org/16110071

BibTex

          @misc{ pirsa_16110071,
            doi = {},
            url = {https://pirsa.org/16110071},
            author = {Mirbabayi, Mehrdad},
            keywords = {Cosmology},
            language = {en},
            title = {Productive interactions: heavy particles, gravitational waves and non-Gaussianity},
            publisher = {Perimeter Institute},
            year = {2016},
            month = {nov},
            note = {PIRSA:16110071 see, \url{https://pirsa.org}}
          }
          

Abstract

I discuss the phenomenology of models of inflation with periodic particle production. Particle production occurs as the mass of heavy particles goes through non-adiabatic modulations as the inflaton field rolls. I show that this process can lead to significant emission of scalar and gravitational waves during inflation, with distinct observational signatures.