Inflationary models inducing non-Gaussian metric fluctuations

  title={Inflationary models inducing non-Gaussian metric fluctuations},
  author={Francis Bernardeau and Jean-Philippe Uzan},
  journal={Physical Review D},
We construct explicit models of multi-field inflation in which the primordial metric fluctuations do not necessarily obey Gaussian statistics. These models are realizations of mechanisms in which non-Gaussianity is first generated by a light scalar field and then transferred into curvature fluctuations. The probability distribution functions of the metric perturbation at the end of inflation are computed. This provides a guideline for designing strategies to search for non-Gaussian signals in… 

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