CaltechAUTHORS
  A Caltech Library Service

Natural Covariant Planck Scale Cutoffs and the Cosmic Microwave Background Spectrum

Chatwin-Davies, Aidan and Kempf, Achim and Martin, Robert T. W. (2017) Natural Covariant Planck Scale Cutoffs and the Cosmic Microwave Background Spectrum. Physical Review Letters, 119 (3). Art. No. 031301. ISSN 0031-9007. https://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20170718-133638130

[img] PDF - Published Version
See Usage Policy.

287kB

Use this Persistent URL to link to this item: https://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20170718-133638130

Abstract

We calculate the impact of quantum gravity–motivated ultraviolet cutoffs on inflationary predictions for the cosmic microwave background spectrum. We model the ultraviolet cutoffs fully covariantly to avoid possible artifacts of covariance breaking. Imposing these covariant cutoffs results in the production of small, characteristically k-dependent oscillations in the spectrum. The size of the effect scales linearly with the ratio of the Planck to Hubble lengths during inflation. Consequently, the relative size of the effect could be as large as one part in 10^5; i.e., eventual observability may not be ruled out.


Item Type:Article
Related URLs:
URLURL TypeDescription
https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.119.031301DOIArticle
https://journals.aps.org/prl/abstract/10.1103/PhysRevLett.119.031301PublisherArticle
ORCID:
AuthorORCID
Chatwin-Davies, Aidan0000-0003-1406-9271
Additional Information:© 2017 American Physical Society. Received 18 January 2017; revised manuscript received 1 May 2017; published 18 July 2017. This material is based upon work supported by the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science, Office of High Energy Physics, under Award No. DE-SC0011632, as well as by the Walter Burke Institute for Theoretical Physics at Caltech and the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation through Grant No. 776 to the Caltech Moore Center for Theoretical Cosmology and Physics. A. K. and A. C.-D. acknowledge support from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC). R. T. W. M. acknowledges support by the National Research Foundation (NRF) of South Africa, CPRR Grant No. 90551.
Group:Walter Burke Institute for Theoretical Physics
Funders:
Funding AgencyGrant Number
Department of Energy (DOE)DE-SC0011632
Walter Burke Institute for Theoretical Physics, CaltechUNSPECIFIED
Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation776
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)UNSPECIFIED
National Research Foundation of South Africa90551
Issue or Number:3
Record Number:CaltechAUTHORS:20170718-133638130
Persistent URL:https://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20170718-133638130
Usage Policy:No commercial reproduction, distribution, display or performance rights in this work are provided.
ID Code:79159
Collection:CaltechAUTHORS
Deposited By: Tony Diaz
Deposited On:18 Jul 2017 20:54
Last Modified:03 Oct 2019 18:16

Repository Staff Only: item control page