Department Colloquia<br>Observing Brane Inflation<br><b>Speaker: Rachel Bean (Cornell University, Astronomy)</br></b>
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
340 West Hall
Speaker: Rachel Bean (Cornell University, Astronomy)Understanding the fundamental origins of inflation is a major ambition for both cosmologists and high energy theorists. In this talk I present a cosmologist's perspective, discussing some of the observational consequences of brane inflation, including the different signatures it might have and also recent studies to quantify the likelihood of inflation in these models.