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Gravitational Waves in Bouncing Cosmology from Gauge Field Production.

TYPEAstrophysics Seminar
Speaker:Ido Ben-Dayan
Affiliation:Ben-Gurion U.
Time:14:30 - 15:30
Location:Lidow 620
Abstract:We calculate the gravitational waves (GW) spectrum produced in various Early Universe scenarios from gauge field sources, thus generalizing earlier inflationary calculations to bouncing cosmologies. We consider generic couplings between the gauge fields and the scalar field dominating the energy density of the Universe. Due to this coupling a sourced GW spectrum is generated. For certain coupling, the spectrum can be arbitrarily close to scale invariant (still slightly blue), that is distinguishable form the slightly red inflationary one. Hence we have a proof of concept of observable GW on CMB scales in a bouncing cosmology. If time permits, I will further discuss work in progress of how to disentangle between the different paradigms.