6 The End of Inflation
Inflation, a period of accelerated expansion in the very early Universe, provides an elegant explanation for the observed spatial flatness of our universe. It also provides a robust mechanismfor generating the observed initial conditions for the formation of large-scale structure. However, inflation must end, giving rise to a hot, thermal Universe by the time light elements get synthesized. How did inflation end? Can we probe the end of inflation observationally? I will provide an overview of the different ways in which the inflation can dissipate its energy to reheat the Universe. In particular, I'll discuss how the explosive, nonlinear field dynamics can lead to copious production of pseudo-solitons, heavy relics and gravitational waves, as well as boost the formation of structure in the very early Universe.
It looks like no one has posted a comment yet. You can be the first!
Category: Education | Updated 2 years ago
- May 20, 2011 12:53
- All Rights Reserved (What is this?)
- Additional Files
- 8171 times
Added over 3 years ago | 00:28:28 | 8344 views
Added over 3 years ago | 00:33:04 | 11461 views
Added over 3 years ago | 00:23:09 | 11770 views
Added over 3 years ago | 00:11:47 | 3387 views
Added over 3 years ago | 00:26:07 | 11470 views
Added 2 years ago | 02:17:11 | 1453 views