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Title: DBI Galileon in the effective field theory of inflation: orthogonal non-Gaussianities and constraints from the Trispectrum

Very few explicit inflationary scenarios are known to generate a large bispectrum of orthogonal shape. Dirac-Born-Infeld Galileon inflation, in which an induced gravity term is added to the DBI action, is one such model. We formulate it in the language of the effective field theory of inflation by identifying the unitary gauge operators that govern the behavior of its cosmological fluctuations. We show how to recover rather easily from this its power spectrum and bispectrum, which we calculated previously using standard cosmological perturbation theory. We push our calculations up to the determination of the fourth-order action and of the trispectrum, in which shapes absent in k-inflation arise due to the presence of higher-order derivative operators. We finally discuss the combined constraints set on this model by current observational bounds on the bispectrum and trispectrum.
Authors:
 [1]
  1. Laboratoire de Physique Théorique et Hautes Energies, University Paris 6, 4 place Jussieu, 75252 Paris (France)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22282709
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics; Journal Volume: 2013; Journal Issue: 08; Other Information: Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
79 ASTROPHYSICS, COSMOLOGY AND ASTRONOMY; BORN-INFELD THEORY; COSMOLOGY; FIELD THEORIES; FLUCTUATIONS; GRAVITATION; INFLATIONARY UNIVERSE; INFLATONS; LIMITING VALUES; PERTURBATION THEORY