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Complementary probes of inflationary cosmology

Research paper by Jurgen Mifsud, Carsten van de Bruck

Indexed on: 13 Aug '19Published on: 21 Apr '19Published in: arXiv - Astrophysics - Cosmology and Nongalactic Astrophysics



Abstract

A rigorous constraint analysis on cosmic inflation entails several probes which collectively survey an extensive range of energy scales. We complement the cosmic microwave background data with an updated compilation of the cosmic abundance limits of primordial black holes, with which we infer stringent constraints on the runnings of the scalar spectral index. These constraints are notably improved by further including imminent measurements of the cosmic microwave background spectral distortions, clearly illustrating the effectiveness of joint large-scale and small-scale cosmological surveys.