We explore non-Gaussian features of a massless spin-two field in the Vasiliev theory of higher-spin gravity. The theory contains an infinite tower of interacting gauge fields with increasing spin, and admits four-dimensional asymptotically de Sitter configurations. Using a recent proposal for calculating late-time quantum correlations in Vasiliev theory, we provide an exact formula for the tensor non-Gaussianities of the massless spin-two graviton field. By general symmetry considerations, we relate our result to that produced by a tree-level calculation in a gravitational theory containing an Einstein term and a term cubic in the Weyl tensor. The relative coefficient between the two terms is calculated explicitly, exhibiting a significant contribution from the Weyl cubed term. We discuss potential cosmological implications of our results.

Cosmological shapes of higher-spin gravity / Anninos, D.; Luca, V. D.; Franciolini, G.; Kehagias, A.; Riotto, A.. - In: JOURNAL OF COSMOLOGY AND ASTROPARTICLE PHYSICS. - ISSN 1475-7516. - 2019:4(2019), pp. 045-045. [10.1088/1475-7516/2019/04/045]

Cosmological shapes of higher-spin gravity

Franciolini G.;Riotto A.
2019

Abstract

We explore non-Gaussian features of a massless spin-two field in the Vasiliev theory of higher-spin gravity. The theory contains an infinite tower of interacting gauge fields with increasing spin, and admits four-dimensional asymptotically de Sitter configurations. Using a recent proposal for calculating late-time quantum correlations in Vasiliev theory, we provide an exact formula for the tensor non-Gaussianities of the massless spin-two graviton field. By general symmetry considerations, we relate our result to that produced by a tree-level calculation in a gravitational theory containing an Einstein term and a term cubic in the Weyl tensor. The relative coefficient between the two terms is calculated explicitly, exhibiting a significant contribution from the Weyl cubed term. We discuss potential cosmological implications of our results.
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