Résumé / Abstract Seminaire_IAP
« Cosmic Beginnings and Cosmic Fate »

Ben Wandelt

We live in a special time. Observations from space and from the ground make the term "precision cosmology" much less of an oxymoron than it was only a decade ago. But we are not quite there yet. In the coming years the standard model of cosmology will be subject to a barrage of tests. Some of the constitutive questions of cosmology remain open. How did the Universe begin? What is its ultimate fate? More specifically: did the Universe emerge from an epoch of single-field inflation? What are the physical properties of dark energy? I will discuss work by my collaborators and me intended to contribute to answering these questions with the goal of encouraging fruitful interactions with my new colleagues at IAP.
vendredi 19 mars 2010 - 11:00
Salle des séminaires Évry Schatzman, Institut d'Astrophysique de Paris
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