Primordial features and non-Gaussianities as probes of fundamental physics

Webinar:- During the primordial universe such as the inflationary epoch, all particles with mass up to the Hubble parameter or higher are excited quantum-mechanically or classically. These particles left their imprints in the primordial density perturbations, as primordial features and non-Gaussianities, which may be probed by astrophysical observations of the large-scale structure of the universe today. These informations include the particle mass and spin spectra, and the scale factor evolutionary history a(t) of the primordial universe. The latter would provide a direct evidence for the inflation or an alternative scenario. As an example, the speaker presents an inflationary primordial feature model that can explain both the large and small-scale feature anomalies in the currently measured CMB anisotropy spectra, revealing a clip of adventurous history of the Universe during its primordial epoch and realizing some of the properties outlined above. He shows how to further test such models in future experiments.

時間:2021.07.20(二) 21:00~22:00
講者: 陳新剛 Xingang Chen(Harvard, CfA)

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“Copernicus Webinar and Colloquium Series”: To promote scientific discussions during this pandemic, they are organizing an online seminar series, i.e. Copernicus Webinar Series, seeking the most outstanding speakers to introduce innovative ideas and important progress in the field of gravity and cosmology. This series is named after the famous Polish Astronomer, Nicolaus Copernicus, whose discovery eventually marked the dawn of modern science.


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