13-18 December 2015
International Conference Centre Geneva
Europe/Zurich timezone

The Cosmic Laboratory: Probing Inflation with Galaxy Clustering

14 Dec 2015, 17:35
20m
Level -1, Room 16 (International Conference Centre Geneva)

Level -1, Room 16

International Conference Centre Geneva

Speaker

Roland de Putter

Description

The large-scale distribution of galaxies is a powerful probe of the physics of Inflation. In this talk, I will explain what it would take for a future galaxy survey to use galaxies as a probe of primordial non-Gaussianity in order to distinguish between single-field and multi-field Inflation, and I will introduce a specific proposal for such a survey, called SPHEREx. I will also revisit the prediction for the exact level of non-Gaussianity and scale-dependent bias in single-field Inflation.

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