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Non-Gaussianity and large-scale structure in a two-field inflationary model

Tseliakhovich, Dmitriy and Hirata, Christopher and Slosar, Anže (2010) Non-Gaussianity and large-scale structure in a two-field inflationary model. Physical Review D, 82 (4). 043531. ISSN 0556-2821. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20100921-090348465

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Abstract

Single-field inflationary models predict nearly Gaussian initial conditions, and hence a detection of non-Gaussianity would be a signature of the more complex inflationary scenarios. In this paper we study the effect on the cosmic microwave background and on large-scale structure from primordial non-Gaussianity in a two-field inflationary model in which both the inflaton and curvaton contribute to the density perturbations. We show that in addition to the previously described enhancement of the galaxy bias on large scales, this setup results in large-scale stochasticity. We provide joint constraints on the local non-Gaussianity parameter f(over-tilde)_(NL) and the ratio ξ of the amplitude of primordial perturbations due to the inflaton and curvaton using WMAP and Sloan Digital Sky Survey data.


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Additional Information:© 2010 American Physical Society. Received 26 April 2010; published 30 August 2010. The authors are grateful to Shirley Ho for providing the large-scale structure samples used in this study. D. T. and C. H. are supported by the U.S. Department of Energy (DEFG03-92-ER40701) and the National Science Foundation (AST-0807337). C. H. is supported by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. This work was supported in part by the U.S. Department of Energy under Contract No. DE-AC02- 98CH10886.
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U.S. Department of EnergyDEFG03- 92-ER40701
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U.S. Department of EnergyDE-AC02- 98CH10886
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