Probing the Nature of Inflation

Series: 
The London Relativity and Cosmology Seminar
Speaker: 
Daniel Baumann (DAMTP)
Date: 
April 1st, 2015 at 16:30
Room: 
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Abstract: 

Inflation is often modelled by a single slowly rolling scalar field.  In this talk, I will discuss to what degree this simplifying assumption is supported by observations, and show how current and future data probe well-motivated physics beyond the slow-roll paradigm.  - Room 516