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PERIMETER INSTITUTE RECORDED SEMINAR ARCHIVE

PIRSA:14010101  ( MP4 Medium Res , MP3 , PDF ) Which Format?
Simulating the Universe(s)
Speaker(s): Matthew Johnson
Abstract: The theory of eternal inflation in an inflaton potential with multiple vacua predicts that our universe is one of many bubble universes nucleating and growing inside an ever-expanding false vacuum. The collision of our bubble with another could provide an important observational signature to test this scenario. In this talk I will describe an algorithm for accurately computing the cosmological observables arising from bubble collisions directly from the Lagrangian of a single scalar field. This represents the first fully-relativistic set of predictions from an ensemble of scalar field models giving rise to eternal inflation, and I will describe on-going phenomenological studies and observational searches.
Date: 14/01/2014 - 11:00 am
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