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+ | ==Status of Inflation Chapter== | ||

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+ | # Introduction | ||

+ | # Implications of a detection of primordial gravitational waves with CMB-S4 | ||

+ | #* The energy scale of inflation | ||

+ | #* Planckian field ranges and symmetries | ||

+ | #* Constraints on the graviton mass | ||

+ | #* Following up on a detection | ||

+ | # Lessons from upper limits | ||

+ | # CMB data products and simulations to achieve goals for PGW | ||

+ | # Improved constraints on primordial density perturbations | ||

+ | #* The power spectrum of primordial density perturbations | ||

+ | #* Higher order correlations | ||

+ | #* Isocurvature | ||

+ | # Constraints on curvature, cosmic birefringence, cosmic strings, axions,... | ||

+ | #* Spatial curvature | ||

+ | #* Cosmic Birefringence | ||

+ | #* Cosmic Strings | ||

+ | #* Anomalies | ||

+ | # Summary | ||

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+ | ==Currently needed== | ||

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+ | * Section on isocurvature modes | ||

+ | * Realistic forecasts for: | ||

+ | ** tensor-to-scalar ratio (first version from Victor Buza, Colin Bischoff, John Kovac in the draft) | ||

+ | ** tensor spectral index | ||

+ | ** scalar spectral index, running | ||

+ | ** non-Gaussianity, including BBB | ||

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+ | ==Open questions== | ||

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+ | * Should the inflation chapter | ||

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==Wiki navigation== | ==Wiki navigation== | ||

[[Cosmology with CMB-S4|Return to main workshop page]] | [[Cosmology with CMB-S4|Return to main workshop page]] | ||

[[LBNL-2016: Inflation|Return to Inflation sessions page]] | [[LBNL-2016: Inflation|Return to Inflation sessions page]] |

## Revision as of 15:00, 7 March 2016

## Status of Inflation Chapter

- Introduction
- Implications of a detection of primordial gravitational waves with CMB-S4
- The energy scale of inflation
- Planckian field ranges and symmetries
- Constraints on the graviton mass
- Following up on a detection

- Lessons from upper limits
- CMB data products and simulations to achieve goals for PGW
- Improved constraints on primordial density perturbations
- The power spectrum of primordial density perturbations
- Higher order correlations
- Isocurvature

- Constraints on curvature, cosmic birefringence, cosmic strings, axions,...
- Spatial curvature
- Cosmic Birefringence
- Cosmic Strings
- Anomalies

- Summary

## Currently needed

- Section on isocurvature modes
- Realistic forecasts for:
- tensor-to-scalar ratio (first version from Victor Buza, Colin Bischoff, John Kovac in the draft)
- tensor spectral index
- scalar spectral index, running
- non-Gaussianity, including BBB

## Open questions

- Should the inflation chapter