Local observables in a landscape of infrared gauge modes

  title={Local observables in a landscape of infrared gauge modes},
  author={Mikjel Thorsrud and David F. Mota and Federico R. Urban},
  journal={Physics Letters B},
Abstract Cosmological local observables are at best statistically determined by the fundamental theory describing inflation. When the scalar inflaton is coupled uniformly to a collection of subdominant massless gauge vectors, rotational invariance is obeyed locally. However, the statistical isotropy of fluctuations is spontaneously broken by gauge modes whose wavelength exceeds our causal horizon. This leads to a landscape picture where primordial correlators depend on the position of the… Expand

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