EPJ Web Conf.
Volume 125, 2016The 19th International Seminar on High Energy Physics (QUARKS-2016)
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|3. Neutrino physics; cosmic rays, astrophysics, cosmology as related to particle physics
|28 October 2016
Inflation with light Weyl ghost
INR RAS, 60-letiya Oktyabrya prospekt 7a, Moscow 117312, Russia
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Published online: 28 October 2016
Inflationary perturbations are considered in a renormalizable but non-unitary theory of gravity with the additional Weyl term. We obtained that ghost degrees of freedom do not spoil the inflation and the scalar perturbation amplitude at the linear level even in a case of the ghost with mass smaller than Hubble parameter at inflation. The ghost impact to the observables is also estimated to be negligible for the range of masses allowed by the experiment. The non-linear level of the theory and its possible application are also discussed.
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