On Resumming Inflationary Perturbations beyond One-loop

Antonio Riotto, Martin Snoager Sloth

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Abstract

It is well known that the correlation functions of a scalar field in a quasi-de Sitter space exhibit at the loop level cumulative infra-red effects proportional to the total number of e-foldings of inflation. Using the in-in formalism, we explore the behavior of these infra-red effects in the large N limit of an O(N) invariant scalar field theory with quartic self-interactions. By resumming all higher-order loop diagrams non-perturbatively, we show that the connected four-point correlation function, which is a signal of non-Gaussianity, is non-perturbatively enhanced with respect to its tree-level value.
Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics
VolumeApril
ISSN1475-7516
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008

Keywords

  • hep-ph
  • astro-ph
  • hep-th

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