The effective Planck mass and the scale of inflation

  title={The effective Planck mass and the scale of inflation},
  author={Ignatios Antoniadis and Subodh P. Patil},
  booktitle={The European physical journal. C, Particles and fields},
Observable quantities in cosmology are dimensionless, and therefore independent of the units in which they are measured. This is true of all physical quantities associated with the primordial perturbations that source cosmic microwave background anisotropies such as their amplitude and spectral properties. However, if one were to try and infer an absolute energy scale for inflation-a priori, one of the more immediate corollaries of detecting primordial tensor modes-one necessarily makes… CONTINUE READING

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