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One-Loop Cosmology and Frame Dependence

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Abstract

We will start with the most technical chapter of this thesis because the results obtained in this part will serve as a basis for the cosmological investigations of the Higgs inflation scenario we will discuss in Chap.  6. We will make use of the generalised Schwinger–DeWitt algorithm discussed in Sect.  4.5 in order to calculate the one-loop effective action for gravity coupled to scalar fields—a setup especially interesting in the cosmological context of inflation.

Keywords

Scalar Field Effective Action Configuration Space Conformal Transformation Einstein Frame 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Mathematical SciencesUniversity of NottinghamNottinghamUK

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