1-5 July 2019
Faculty of Physics, University of Warsaw
Europe/Warsaw timezone

Reverse Engineering the Universe

4 Jul 2019, 08:45
1h 15m
Faculty of Physics, University of Warsaw

Faculty of Physics, University of Warsaw

conference hall 0.03, Faculty of Physics, University of Warsaw ul. Pasteura 5, 02-093 Warszawa Poland

Speaker

Andrei Linde (Stanford University)

Description

I will give a brief review of inflationary cosmology, including its motivation, observational status, the problem of initial conditions, and the string landscape scenario. I will also describe the problems with hilltop inflation and then I will show that the theory of alpha-attractors and D-brane inflation together can completely cover the range or values of n_s and r favored by Planck 2018.

Presentation Materials