Martin, Jérôme Vennin, Vincent

Attempts to apply quantum collapse theories to Cosmology and cosmic inflation are reviewed. These attempts are motivated by the fact that the theory of cosmological perturbations of quantum-mechanical origin suffers from the single outcome problem, which is a modern incarnation of the quantum measurement problem, and that collapse models can provid...

Gaztanaga, Enrique

The measured cosmological constant $\Lambda$ is usually interpreted as Dark Energy (DE) or modified gravity (MG). Here we propose instead that $\Lambda$ corresponds to a boundary term in the action of classical General Relativity. The action is zero for a perfect fluid solution and this fixes $\Lambda$ to the average density $\rho$ and pressure $p$...

Antoniadis, Ignatios Chatrabhuti, Auttakit Isono, Hiroshi Sypsas, Spyros

We show that initial conditions for small-field inflation can be determined quantum mechanically by introducing a suitable flattened region in the scalar potential. The inflaton is then driven towards the slow-roll attractor solution exponentially fast, desensitising inflation from the initial velocity and partially evading the so-called overshoot ...

Akrami, Yashar Casas, Santiago Deng, Senwen Vardanyan, Valeri

Single-field models of $\alpha$-attractor quintessential inflation provide a unified picture of the two periods of early- and late-time cosmic acceleration, where both inflation and dark energy are described by a single scalar degree of freedom rolling down a runaway potential. These theoretically well-motivated models have distinct observational p...

Renevey, Cyril Barrau, Aurélien Martineau, Killian Touati, Selim

Recent data suggest that the Universe could be positively curved. Combined with an inflationary stage, this might lead to a curvature bounce instead of the Big Bang. The background evolution is presented, as a function of the parameters controlling the cosmic evolution. The primordial tensor spectrum is also calculated and possible observational fo...

Papanikolaou, Theodoros Vennin, Vincent Langlois, David

Ultra-light primordial black holes, with masses $m_\mathrm{PBH}10\, \mathrm{g}$ for inflation to proceed at $\rho^{1/4}

Carrilho, Pedro Mulryne, David Ronayne, John

We numerically investigate reheating after quadratic inflation with up to 65 fields, focusing on the production of non-Gaussianity. We consider several sets of initial conditions, masses and decay rates. As expected we find that the reheating phase can have a significant effect on the non-Gaussian signal, but that for this number of fields a detect...

Pezdir, Martin

Magistrsko delo predstavlja ogrodje in modele za spletno strganje podatkov o izdelkih iz spletnih trgovin, avtomatično razvrščanje teh izdelkov v kategorije ECOICOP (ang. European Classification of Individual Consumption according to Purpose ali evropska klasifikacija individualne potrošnje po namenu) s pomočjo strojnega učenja in računanje cenovni...

Khlopov, Maxim Yu.

The observational evidence for the inflationary cosmology with baryosynthesis and dark matter/energy can be viewed as the messenger for new physics, which governed the Universe origin, evolution and structure. To specify the physics beyond the Standard model (BSM), underlying the modern cosmological paradigm additional model dependent messengers ar...

Bianchini, F. Wu, W. L. K. Ade, P. A. R. Anderson, A. J. Austermann, J. E. Avva, J. S. Balkenhol, L. Baxter, E. Beall, J. A. Bender, A. N.
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We present a search for anisotropic cosmic birefringence in 500 deg$^2$ of southern sky observed at 150 GHz with the SPTpol camera on the South Pole Telescope. We reconstruct a map of cosmic polarization rotation anisotropies using higher-order correlations between the observed cosmic microwave background (CMB) $E$ and $B$ fields. We then measure t...