School of Physics Astrophysics

Inflation

Inflation, a period of accelerating expansion in the early Universe, is a core element in the standard cosmological model. Inflation neatly solves a number of observational problems, such as: Why is the Universe flat? Why don't we see magnetic monopoles and other relics? How can the early Universe be so uniform? Understanding inflation is a key problem in modern physics.

Supervisor Profiles & Available Research Projects

Dr Christian Reichardt

  • Searches for inflationary gravitational waves
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