7-11 September 2015
Warsaw, Poland
Europe/Zurich timezone

Mixed Inflaton and Spectator Field Models: CMB constraints and \\mu distortion

9 Sep 2015, 09:00
Rm 111+112 ()

Rm 111+112


Tomo Takahashi (Saga University, Japan)


We consider a model where primordial density fluctuations are generated both from the inflaton and the spectator field such as the curvaton. In general, the power spectra generated from different scalar fields exhibit a different scale dependence, thus it is possible that fluctuations sourced by one field dominates on large scales, while those from the other field can give a significant contribution on small scales. Current observations of CMB can measure the fluctuations on large scales very precisely, however, those on much smaller scales can also be probed in the future, one of which is the CMB mu distortion. We first discuss the current constraint on the mixed source model from observations of CMB and LSS. Then, given the constraint, we study the CMB mu distortion in the model and discuss the prospects of how we can probe such a mixed model by using future observations of the mu distortion.

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