Quantum gravity corrections to the one loop scalar self-mass during inflation

Kahya E. O. , Woodard R. P.

PHYSICAL REVIEW D, cilt.76, 2007 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier


We compute the one loop corrections from quantum gravity to the self-mass-squared of a massless, minimally coupled scalar on a locally de Sitter background. The calculation was done using dimensional regularization and renormalized by subtracting fourth order BPHZ (Bogoliubov-Parasiuk-Hepp-Zimmerman) counterterms. Our result should determine whether quantum gravitational loop corrections can significantly alter the dynamics of a scalar inflaton.