Inflation models and observation

  title={Inflation models and observation},
  author={Laila Alabidi and D. Lyth},
  journal={Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics},
We consider small-field models, which invoke the usual framework for the effective field theory, and large-field models, which go beyond this. Present and future possibilities for discriminating between the models are assessed, on the assumption that the primordial curvature perturbation is generated during inflation. With PLANCK data, the theoretical and observational uncertainties on the spectral index will be comparable, providing useful discrimination between small-field models. Further… Expand
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