Primordial quantum nonequilibrium and large-scale cosmic anomalies

  title={Primordial quantum nonequilibrium and large-scale cosmic anomalies},
  author={Samuel Colin and Antony Valentini},
  journal={Physical Review D},
We study incomplete relaxation to quantum equilibrium at long wavelengths, during a pre-inflationary phase, as a possible explanation for the reported large-scale anomalies in the cosmic microwave background (CMB). Our scenario makes use of the de Broglie-Bohm pilot-wave formulation of quantum theory, in which the Born probability rule has a dynamical origin. The large-scale power deficit could arise from incomplete relaxation for the amplitudes of the primordial perturbations. We show, by… 

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    Proceedings of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences
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