Name: Dhiraj Kumar Hazra
Affiliation: Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Chennai, India
Conference ID : ASI2022_151
Title : One spectrum to cure them all
Authors : Dhiraj Kumar Hazra, Matteo Braglia, Xingang Chen, Fabio Finelli, Daniela Paoletti, Arman Shafieloo, George F. Smoot, Tarun Souradeep, L. Sriramkumar, Alexei Starobinsky
Abstract Type: Invited
Abstract Category : General Relativity and Cosmology
Abstract : Acoustic peaks in the Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB) temperature spectrum as observed by the Planck satellite appear to be smoother than our expectation from the standard model lensing effect. This anomalous effect can be also mimicked by a spatially closed Universe with a very low value of Hubble constant that consequently aggravates the already existing discordance between cosmological observations. I will talk about a signature from the early Universe, a particular form of oscillation in the primordial spectrum of quantum fluctuations with a characteristic frequency, that solves all these anomalies. Interestingly, this form of the primordial spectrum resolves or substantially subsides, various tensions in the standard model of cosmology in fitting different observations, namely Planck CMB, clustering and weak lensing shear measurements from several large scale structure surveys, local measurements of Hubble constant, and recently estimated age of the Universe from globular clusters. I will also talk about how to generate this signature from inflation.