Correlators of primordial perturbations could provide us with the signatures of physics at earlier times/higher momentum scales than inflation. The key-mechanisms are the interference and cumulation in time related to the interplay of negative- and positive-frequency components of fields and energy density generated by the high-momentum scale physics. Here, we discuss which signatures are universal for such scenarios, and which ones instead would distinguish the specific cases (for example modified initial states for inflationary perturbations or modified dispersion relations). We also discuss the scale dependence of the correlators in presence of these signatures, especially for some scenarios, and how this could be interesting for observations.
Proceedings of The European Physical Society Conference on High Energy Physics (EPS-HEP 2013). 18-24 July
- Pub Date:
- High Energy Physics - Theory;
- Astrophysics - Cosmology and Extragalactic Astrophysics;
- General Relativity and Quantum Cosmology
- 7 pages. Prepared for the proceedings of the European Physical Society Conference on High Energy Physics EPS-HEP2013, 18-24 July 2013, Stockholm, Sweden