Tensor non-Gaussianities are a key ingredient to test the symmetries and the presence of higher spin fields during the inflationary epoch. Indeed, the shape of the three point correlator of the graviton is totally fixed by the symmetries of the de Sitter stage and, in the case of parity conservation, gets contributions only from the ordinary gravity action plus a higher derivative term called the (Weyl)3 action. We discuss current and future bounds on the three point tensor contribution from the (Weyl)3 term using cosmic microwave background (CMB) bispectra. Our results indicate that forthcoming experiments, such as LiteBIRD, CMB-S4, and CORE, will detect the presence of the (Weyl)3 term if Mp4L4∼1017r-4, where L parametrizes the strength of the (Weyl)3 term and r is the tensor-to-scalar ratio, which corresponds to L3.2×105Mp-1, while the current upper limit is Mp4L4=(1.1±4.0)×1019r-4 (68% CL).

Constraining graviton non-Gaussianity through the CMB bispectra / De Luca, V.; Franciolini, G.; Kehagias, A.; Riotto, A.; Shiraishi, M.. - In: PHYSICAL REVIEW D. - ISSN 2470-0010. - 100:6(2019). [10.1103/PhysRevD.100.063535]

Constraining graviton non-Gaussianity through the CMB bispectra

Franciolini G.;Riotto A.;
2019

Abstract

Tensor non-Gaussianities are a key ingredient to test the symmetries and the presence of higher spin fields during the inflationary epoch. Indeed, the shape of the three point correlator of the graviton is totally fixed by the symmetries of the de Sitter stage and, in the case of parity conservation, gets contributions only from the ordinary gravity action plus a higher derivative term called the (Weyl)3 action. We discuss current and future bounds on the three point tensor contribution from the (Weyl)3 term using cosmic microwave background (CMB) bispectra. Our results indicate that forthcoming experiments, such as LiteBIRD, CMB-S4, and CORE, will detect the presence of the (Weyl)3 term if Mp4L4∼1017r-4, where L parametrizes the strength of the (Weyl)3 term and r is the tensor-to-scalar ratio, which corresponds to L3.2×105Mp-1, while the current upper limit is Mp4L4=(1.1±4.0)×1019r-4 (68% CL).
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