Current Issues in the Theory of Inflation

24 Aug 2015, 12:30
30m
Mountain Ballroom

Mountain Ballroom

Plenary Talks Plenary

Speaker

Matthew Kleban (New York University)

Description

I will give an overview and status report on current issues in the theory of inflation. These include initial conditions and whether inflation really solves the horizon and flatness problems, eternal inflation and its discontents, potential observational signatures of the multiverse, large tensor amplitude and the consequent trans-Planckian field range, and the fundamental question of the microphysical origin of inflation.

Primary author

Matthew Kleban (New York University)

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