School of Physics and Astronomy

Probing the Nature of Inflation

1 April 2015

Time: 4:30am
Venue: Room 516

The London Relativity and Cosmology Seminar
Daniel Baumann (DAMTP)

Inflation is often modelled by a single slowly rolling scalar field.  In this talk, I will discuss to what degree this simplifying assumption is supported by observations, and show how current and future data probe well-motivated physics beyond the slow-roll paradigm.