Theoretical Physics Seminar - G. Leite Pimentel, Leiden U - “Decoding Primordial Fluctuations” (virtual)

Event time: 
Tuesday, March 24, 2020 - 10:00am to 11:00am
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217 Prospect Street
New Haven, CT 06511
Event description: 

“Decoding Primordial Fluctuations”
All the information we will ever obtain from the early universe is imprinted in the spatial correlations of primordial fluctuations at the hot Big Bang. I will explain how an influx of ideas from various areas of fundamental physics is providing us with new conceptual and practical tools to decode the physics of these primordial fluctuations. A thorough understanding of the fluctuations will give us insight into particle physics at the highest energies and may provide a window into the nature of spacetime itself. This program aims at predicting all consistent primordial correlations that can be produced during cosmic inflation and therefore observed in the late Universe, providing a finite list of observational targets to constrain inflation.
Host: Witold Skiba
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