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No Slip CMB


No Slip Gravity is a simple modified gravity theory with only one free function and the interesting characteristic that - unlike many modified gravity theories - it suppresses growth. This allows it to fit current redshift space distortion and σ 8 mass fluctuation amplitude data better than ΛCDM in general relativity, while retaining a ΛCDM background expansion and hence distances. Since it has no gravitational slip it alters equally CMB lensing and matter density growth, and in addition affects the CMB gravitational wave B-mode polarization power spectrum. We investigate and compute the effects of No Slip Gravity for CMB lensing and B-modes, and present a simple analytic approximation. Using a Monte Carlo analysis, we place constraints on the theory from current CMB data.

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