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Snowmass2021-Letter of Interest The Stochastic Gravitational Wave Background as a Probe of New Physics from the Early Universe

@inproceedings{Smith2020Snowmass2021LetterOI,
  title={Snowmass2021-Letter of Interest The Stochastic Gravitational Wave Background as a Probe of New Physics from the Early Universe},
  author={Tristan L. Smith},
  year={2020}
}
  • Tristan L. Smith
  • Published 2020
(maximum 200 words) Direct detection of a stochastic gravitational wave background (SGWB) of primordial origin would be a profound discovery, providing deep insight into new physics. A variety of early Universe scenarios – including inflation, phase transitions, and topological defects – predict the production of a SGWB. Many of these scenarios are within reach of current and/or planned GW detectors. Measurement of the spectrum, polarization, and anisotropies can help identify the energy scale… Expand

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