inflation and PBH: TBA
- Chunshan Lin (University of Warsaw)
Discovery of black hole binaries by LIGO/Virgo provoked a renewed interest in primordial black holes (PBHs). After I give a brief introduction of PBHs, I explain how PBHs form binaries and compute their merger rate.
This is a continuation of my first talk.
Cosmological inflation has been the main paradigm for early universe cosmology since the early 1980s, but we are still lacking an embedding of inflation into fundamental physics. I will discuss constraints on inflation, and on other scenarios of early universe cosmology, which arise when one tries to embed the scenarios into superstring theory.