Title: The First 10-36 Seconds
Speaker: Marc Kamionkowski
Abstract: Recent experimental results suggest that we are on the right track with inflation, an idea---rooted in particle theory---for understanding the smoothness of the Universe and the origin of the expansion. I will explain how Future measurements, such as those of the polarization of the cosmic microwave, may help elucidate the new physics responsible for inflation.
Reference for students:
"The Cosmic Microwave Background
and Particle Physics," Marc Kamionkowski and Arthur Kosowsky,
Annual Reviews of Nuclear and Particle Science 49, 77 (1999).
lunch on Thursday 5/11 at 12:00 in the classroom.