Talk: Robert Brandenberger

Beyond Spacetime and the Geneva Symmetry Group are happy to present an online talk by Robert Brandenberger:

Wednesday, 11 November 2020, at 18:15 over zoom:

Robert Brandenberger (McGill University): Is inflationary cosmology consistent with fundamental physics?

Please find the abstract below.

Join Zoom Meeting:
https://unige.zoom.us/j/91599586401?pwd=MmZHelhVVjJ2cmVUUzJMMUVWenhTdz09
Meeting ID: 915 9958 6401
Passcode: 599357

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Robert Brandenberger (McGill University): Is inflationary cosmology consistent with fundamental physics?

Abstract: The inflationary scenario has become the paradigm of early universe cosmology. However, recently challenges have been raised as to whether the scenario can be compatible with fundamental physics. I will review the inflationary scenario, introduce the challenges (Swampland Criteria and Trans-Planckian Censorship Conjecture (TCC)), and show that there are alternatives to inflation which are in agreement with current observations, and also satisfy both the swampland criteria and the TCC.

About wuthrich

I am a philosopher of physics at the University of Geneva.
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