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Open Access Dissertation
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
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Cosmology, Relativity, and Gravity | Elementary Particles and Fields and String Theory | Other Physics
This dissertation proposal explores the production of present day cosmological observables which might have been produced during the inflationary era. The first observable is the current net electric charge of our observable universe produced by charge fluctuations during inflation. Next, we examine the possibility of a signal in the primordial gravitational wave power spectrum produced by a scalar field with a time dependent mass. Finally, we examine primordial magnetic fields produced during inflation through the Ratra model coupling with the Schwinger effect.
Goolsby-Cole, Cody, "Production of Cosmological Observables During the Inflationary Epoch" (2017). Doctoral Dissertations. 1093.