Spatial curvature endgame: Reaching the limit of curvature determination

@article{Leonard2016SpatialCE,
  title={Spatial curvature endgame: Reaching the limit of curvature determination},
  author={C. Leonard and P. Bull and Rupert Allison},
  journal={Physical Review D},
  year={2016},
  volume={94},
  pages={023502}
}
  • C. Leonard, P. Bull, Rupert Allison
  • Published 2016
  • Physics
  • Physical Review D
  • Current constraints on spatial curvature show that it is dynamically negligible: |Ω_K|≲5×10^(−3) (95% C.L.). Neglecting it as a cosmological parameter would be premature however, as more stringent constraints on ΩK at around the 10^(−4) level would offer valuable tests of eternal inflation models and probe novel large-scale structure phenomena. This precision also represents the “curvature floor,” beyond which constraints cannot be meaningfully improved due to the cosmic variance of horizon… CONTINUE READING
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