Infinity, Finiteness and Inflationary Cosmology


Albrecht, A. (2011). Infinity, Finiteness and Inflationary Cosmology. Perimeter Institute. https://pirsa.org/11070039


Albrecht, Andreas. Infinity, Finiteness and Inflationary Cosmology. Perimeter Institute, Jul. 14, 2011, https://pirsa.org/11070039


          @misc{ pirsa_11070039,
            doi = {10.48660/11070039},
            url = {https://pirsa.org/11070039},
            author = {Albrecht, Andreas},
            keywords = {Cosmology},
            language = {en},
            title = {Infinity, Finiteness and Inflationary Cosmology},
            publisher = {Perimeter Institute},
            year = {2011},
            month = {jul},
            note = {PIRSA:11070039 see, \url{https://pirsa.org}}

Andreas Albrecht University of California System


I analyze the various roles of infinity in current thinking about cosmology. Topics include initial conditions, attractor behavior, inflation and the precision and meaning of quantum measurements. I review the de Sitter equilibrium cosmology as an example of a finite cosmology, and present some new predictions that permit observable tests.