Diagrammatic approach to non-Gaussianity from inflation

Chris Byrnes, Kazuya Koyama, M. Sasaki, David Wands

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Abstract

We present Feynman type diagrams for calculating the n-point function of the primordial curvature perturbation in terms of scalar field perturbations during inflation. The diagrams can be used to evaluate the corresponding terms in the n-point function at tree level or any required loop level. Rules are presented for drawing the diagrams and writing down the corresponding terms in real space and Fourier space. We show that vertices can be renormalized to automatically account for diagrams with dressed vertices. We apply these rules to calculate the primordial power spectrum up to two loops, the bispectrum including loop corrections, and the trispectrum
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)027-027
Number of pages1
JournalJournal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics
Volume2007
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007

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