Physics @ Berkeley
Events in Physics
Title: Inflation And String Cosmology    (Colloquia)
Start Date: 11/26/2007
Time: 4:30 pm
Location: 1 LeConte
Speaker: Andrei Linde
Affiliation: Stanford
Contact Person: Nathan Proctor   (510) 642-3034

I will give a brief review of inflationary cosmology and describe recent progress based on string theory with stabilized internal dimensions. These developments lead to a different outlook on inflationary theory, on the theory of dark energy, and on the possibility to discover gravitational waves produced during inflation. I will also discuss string theory landscape and the probability measure in eternal inflation.