Inflation After Planck


(2014). Inflation After Planck. Perimeter Institute. https://pirsa.org/14030116


Inflation After Planck. Perimeter Institute, Mar. 18, 2014, https://pirsa.org/14030116


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            url = {https://pirsa.org/14030116},
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            keywords = {Cosmology},
            language = {en},
            title = {Inflation After Planck},
            publisher = {Perimeter Institute},
            year = {2014},
            month = {mar},
            note = {PIRSA:14030116 see, \url{https://pirsa.org}}


The Planck satellite measurement of the cosmic microwave background has provided spectacular confirmation of the predictions of inflationary cosmology, putting inflation on a firm footing as the leading theory of the very early universe. I will discuss the implications of Planck for the simplest canonical single-field inflation models, which are favored by the data. Then I will discuss the most general question: How strong is the case that inflation is the "right" theory of the early universe?