Hartle-Hawking wave function and large-scale power suppression of CMB


In this presentation, we first describe the Hartle-Hawking wave function in the Euclidean path integral approach. After we introduce perturbations to the background instanton solution, following the formalism developed by Halliwell-Hawking and Laflamme, one can obtain the scale-invariant power spectrum for small-scales. We further emphasize that the Hartle-Hawking wave function can explain the large-scale power suppression by choosing suitable potential parameters, where this will be a possible window to confirm or falsify models of quantum cosmology. Finally, we further comment on possible future applications, e.g., Euclidean wormholes, which can result in distinct signatures to the power spectrum.Comment: 5 pages, 1 figure; Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Gravitation, Astrophysics, and Cosmology & the 15th Italian-Korean Symposium on Relativistic Astrophysics: A Joint Meeting. Talk on July 7, 2017, Seoul, Republic of Kore

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