cosmic inflation

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cosmic inflation

n.
The theory that the universe underwent a brief period of exponential expansion shortly after the Big Bang. Also called inflation theory.
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Why flat space cosmology is superior to standard inflationary cosmology. Journal of Modern Physics, 9, 1867-1882.
Later, his own work contradicted some of that and he was instrumental to theories about inflationary cosmology, where the universe's beginning is more of a half ball.
Maartens, "The emergent universe: inflationary cosmology with no singularity," Classical and Quantum Gravity, vol.
Generally, in the studies of inflationary cosmology one employs the usual slow-roll approximation with the objective to extract simple expression for basics observable, such as the scalar and tensor spectral indices, the running of the scalar spectral index, and the tensor-to-scalar ratio.
"By claiming that inflationary cosmology lies outside the scientific method, IS&L are dismissing the research of not only all the authors of this letter but also that of a substantial contingent of the scientific community.
Therefore, the recent discovery of Hawking and Krauss that the origin of the universe can be explained by combining Quantum Theory, String Theory, and Inflationary Cosmology actually serves as a confirmation of how G-d acts.
Generally regarded as one of the most successful theories about the early universe, inflationary cosmology is not exactly under attack.
The year's developments, as illustrated in the technical literature, are synthesized in such areas of the science as theory and applications of reheating in inflationary cosmology, in search of extra-terrestrial high-energy neutrinos, beta beams, flavor physics constraints for physics beyond the standard model, the low-energy frontier of particle physics, the diffuse supernova neutrino background, Big Bang nucleosynthesis as a probe of new physics, triggering on heavy flavors at hadron colliders, and advances in calorimetry.
The model also provides a basis to resolve Bell's paradox and the cosmological constant discrepancy, and it claims to provide an alternative to Alan Guth's inflationary cosmology. In resolving Bell's paradox, the Tiller model lends credence to the possibility that inverse spacetime connects different points of the physical Universe.
The jury is still out on inflationary cosmology. But if inflation is correct, then the universe must be almost exactly flat, and galaxy formation was seeded by quantum fluctuations that date from when the universe was a fraction of a second old.
Odintsov, "Inflationary cosmology in modified gravity theories," Symmetry, vol.