Iván Agullo

Iván Agullo

Louisiana State University

The phenomenology of a loop quantum cosmology-motivated bounce preceding inflation

Loop quantum cosmology has become a robust framework to describe the highest curvature regime of the early universe. In this framework, inflation is preceded by a bounce replacing the big bang singularity. This talk will explore the consequences for to the inflationary predictions for the primordial spectrum of cosmological perturbations that this pre-inflationary phase of the universe introduces. The impact of the bounce on non-Gaussianity and the exciting relation to the observed large scale anomalies in the CMB will be discussed.
This presentation will extend a previous talk by A. Ashtekar on the same topic, and will provide a complementary angle to the subject.