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DEPARTMENT COLLOQUIUM | Observing Brane Inflation Speaker: Rachel Bean (Cornell University, Astronomy)

Wednesday, November 30, 2011
12:00 AM
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.