Inflation and the CMB

Dr. Mar Bastero

Abstract

In this talk I will review the subject of cosmological inflation, a period of early accelerated expansion. I will discuss Friedmann-Robertson-Walker cosmology and the horizon and flatness problems, and introduce inflation as a solution to those problems. I will also discuss the generation of  the primordial (scalar and tensor) spectrum of perturbations which provides the seeds for the large scale structure in the Universe. I will review quickly the status of observations in relation to the inflationary parameters, and then the implications for model building.

About the talk

Inflation and the CMB
Dr. Mar Bastero
Universidad de Granada, Spain
Wednesday October 26, 2011
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