Cosmological Number Counts in Einstein and Jordan frames

Monday, 8 July, 2019

Published in: 

arXiv:1907.03606

Even though we know that physical observations are frame independent, the frame dependence of cosmological perturbations is relatively subtle and has led to confusion in the past. In this paper we show that while the (unobservable) matter power spectrum is frame dependent, the observable number counts are not. We shall also determine how the frame dependence of the power spectrum depends on scale. 

Author(s): 

Jérémie Francfort
Basundhara Ghosh
Ruth Durrer