Higgs inflation in the Palatini formulation with kinetic terms for the metric

  title={Higgs inflation in the Palatini formulation with kinetic terms for the metric},
  author={Syksy Rasanen},
  journal={arXiv: General Relativity and Quantum Cosmology},
  • S. Rasanen
  • Published 21 November 2018
  • Mathematics
  • arXiv: General Relativity and Quantum Cosmology
We consider scalar field inflation in the Palatini formulation of general relativity. The covariant derivative of the metric is then non-zero. From the effective theory point of view it should couple to other fields. We write down the most general couplings between it and a scalar field that are quadratic in derivatives. We consider both the case when the torsion is determined by the field equations and the case when it is assumed to be zero a priori. We find the metric derivative terms can… 
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