Title: Primordial standard clocks in the CMB
Massive field oscillating around their minima produce specific oscillatory patterns in the density perturbations that record the time dependence of the scale factor in the primordial Universe (hence the name ‘Primordial Standard Clocks’). In this talk I present recent developments on the model building of inflationary classical primordial standard clocks (CPSC) and emphasize the observable consequences of the sharp feature mechanism that excites the clock oscillations. I then present constraints on these models from latest Planck temperature and polarization data and show how CPSC can address anomalies at different multipoles. Finally, I discuss the prospects for constraining the CPSC features with future ground and space based CMB missions.