Non-Gaussianity and large-scale structure in a two-field inflationary model

Abstract

Single-field inflationary models predict nearly Gaussian initial conditions, and hence a detection of non-Gaussianity would be a signature of the more complex inflationary scenarios. In this paper we study the effect on the cosmic microwave background and on large-scale structure from primordial nonGaussianity in a two-field inflationary model in which both the inflaton and curvaton contribute to the density perturbations. We show that in addition to the previously described enhancement of the galaxy bias on large scales, this setup results in large-scale stochasticity. We provide joint constraints on the local non-Gaussianity parameter ~ fNL and the ratio of the amplitude of primordial perturbations due to the inflaton and curvaton using WMAP and Sloan Digital Sky Survey data.

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@inproceedings{Tseliakhovich2010NonGaussianityAL, title={Non-Gaussianity and large-scale structure in a two-field inflationary model}, author={Dmitriy Tseliakhovich and Christopher M. Hirata}, year={2010} }