Université de GenèveDépartement de Physique ThéoriqueCAP Genève

Inflation

Inflation is often referred to as a period of extreme rapid expansion in the very early universe. While resolving several problems (e.g. Horizon problem, Flatness problem etc.) of the hot Big Bang cosmology, it also provides an elegant explanation for the origin of microscopic quantum fluctuations required as the seed for the formation of the observed large-scale structures such as galaxies like our Milky Way in the universe. 

Over the last decade, the precise observations of Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB) anisotropies and Large-Scale Structure (LSS) statistics have provided significant evidence for the inflationary paradigm. Ongoing as well as future missions such as PLANCK with extremely precise measurements will provide further support for the inflationary hypothesis.

Members of the group are currently investigating both theoretically and observationally the physics of inflation by constructing new models and studying their predictions in order to understand the physics of the very early Universe.

Recent publications and presentations on this topic
Date: 17. July 2012
Members involved: Rajeev Kumar Jain
Topics: Inflation, Magnetic fields, Non-Gaussianity
Type: Publication
Date: 23. May 2012
Members involved: Julian Adamek
Topics: Magnetic fields, Inflation
Type: Presentation
Date: 7. May 2012
Members involved: Antonio Riotto
Topics: Inflation
Type: Publication
Date: 20. April 2012
Members involved: Vincent Desjacques
Topics: Large-scale structure, N-body simulations, Non-Gaussianity, Inflation, Dark matter
Type: Publication
Date: 6. March 2012
Members involved: Lukas Hollenstein, Rajeev Kumar Jain
Topics: Magnetic fields, Inflation
Type: Publication
Date: 6. March 2012
Members involved: Antonio Riotto
Topics: Inflation, Cosmic microwave background, Non-Gaussianity
Type: Publication
Date: 3. March 2012
Members involved: Azadeh Moradinezhad Dizgah, Antonio Riotto
Topics: Inflation, Primordial fluctuations
Type: Publication
Date: 25. January 2012
Members involved: Ruth Durrer
Topics: Cosmic microwave background, Dark energy, Dark matter, Large-scale structure, Inflation
Type: Presentation
Date: 16. December 2011
Members involved: Ruth Durrer
Topics: Magnetic fields, Inflation
Type: Publication
Date: 16. December 2011
Members involved: Ruth Durrer
Topics: Magnetic fields, Inflation
Type: Publication

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