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Inflation and Dark Energy from spectroscopy at $z > 2$

Authors
  • Ferraro, Simone
  • Wilson, Michael J.
  • Abidi, Muntazir
  • Alonso, David
  • Ansarinejad, Behzad
  • Armstrong, Robert
  • Asorey, Jacobo
  • Avelino, Arturo
  • Baccigalupi, Carlo
  • BANDURA, KEVIN
  • Battaglia, Nicholas
  • Bavdhankar, Chetan
  • Bernal, JoséLuis
  • Beutler, Florian
  • Biagetti, Matteo
  • Blanc, Guillermo A.
  • Blazek, Jonathan
  • Bolton, Adam S.
  • Borrill, Julian
  • Frye, Brenda
  • And 123 more
Publication Date
May 01, 2019
Source
HAL-INRIA
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English
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Abstract

The expansion of the Universe is understood to have accelerated during two epochs: in its very first moments during a period of Inflation and much more recently, at $z < 1$, when Dark Energy is hypothesized to drive cosmic acceleration. The undiscovered mechanisms behind these two epochs represent some of the most important open problems in fundamental physics. The large cosmological volume at $2 < z < 5$, together with the ability to efficiently target high-$z$ galaxies with known techniques, enables large gains in the study of Inflation and Dark Energy. A future spectroscopic survey can test the Gaussianity of the initial conditions up to a factor of ~50 better than our current bounds, crossing the crucial theoretical threshold of $\sigma(f_{NL}^{\rm local})$ of order unity that separates single field and multi-field models. Simultaneously, it can measure the fraction of Dark Energy at the percent level up to $z = 5$, thus serving as an unprecedented test of the standard model and opening up a tremendous discovery space.

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