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The Inflationary Universe An article within the collection: According unjverse general relativity, the mass density of the universe not only slows the cosmic expansion, but it also causes the universe to curve.
THE INFLATIONARY UNIVERSE
A few footnotes explain things such as the use of scientific notation and vector additions. The third problem that needed an explanation is that the big bang theory of Friedman, Lemaitre, Hubble, and others describes the alxn as a giant refrigerator cooling and expanding forever, and the remnants of this bang still exists today as an afterglow of 2.
The theory that Paul described in particular univerxe a four-dimensional space plus one time dimension, which he called the bulk. Guth does a superb job of laying out the process by which he and others developed inflation.
Being cautious about his calculations and conclusions, feeling low when discouraged, and sometimes ridiculed by his superiors, yet at the same time feeling triumphant when his peers find his work outstanding. Alan Guth is a theoretical physicist ijflationary cosmologist, known mainly for his work on elementary particle theory and how particle theory is applicable to the early universeand particularly for the idea, which he developed aroundof cosmic inflation and the inflationary universethe idea that the nascent universe passed through a phase of exponential expansion soon after the Big Bangdriven by a positive vacuum energy density.
The Inflationary Universe: The Quest for a New Theory of Cosmic Origins by Alan Guth
I’m going to describe the conventional consensus model upon which he was trying to say that the cyclic model is an improvement. Featured in Physics Free to Read. The diagrams are well-prepared and helpful.
In such models, the supercooling is also relevant to the problem of monopole suppression. Hubble redshift ; mistaken age of universe. By the way, this seems to univverse why the Higgs is often called “the God Particle”; people thought for a while that it gutb created the universe, but they later changed their minds. This book is presented chronologically, following his and his colleagues’ work through problems and dead ends, and occasionally even events from his personal life. Retrieved 14 July However, there appears to be little doubt at this point the universe is expanding.
The Inflationary Universe: The Quest for a New Theory of Cosmic Origins
Guth’s intutive physical explanations of complex mathematical ideas such as the idea of a false vaccum, ‘negative’ pressure, the higgs field, the analogy between thermodynamic phase transitions in materials and the manifestation of the four fundamental forces by spontaneous symmetry breaking is very clear and easy to follow.
This also solves the horizon problem, the flatness problem and also generates density perturbations that would later become the seeds for galaxy formation. Guth has researched inflationar particle theory and how particle theory is applicable to the unievrse universe.
In Julyhe was an inaugural awardee of the Fundamental Physics Prizethe creation of physicist and internet entrepreneur, Yuri Milner. To coherently explain inflation to a lay audience there is a large amount of introductory material that has to be addressed first — general relativity and the standard Big Bang theory, along with quantum mechanics and the Standard Model of particle physics. This is more anecdotal than a rigorous scientific review It also turns out that according to modern particle theories, materials with a negative pressure are easy to construct out of fields which exist according to these theories.
If inflation is right it’s by no means the end of our study of the origin of the universe, but still, it’s really closer to the gutn. The inflationary theory not only allows the possibility for the universe to be uniform, but also tells us why it’s uniform: The results of the WMAP mission in made the case for cosmic inflation very compelling.
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D 23— Published 15 January See Focus story: This solved the monopole problemsince the expansion dilutes the monopole density. Inflation has what in some ways is a wonderful characteristic — that by stretching everything out and Paul’s model takes advantage of the same effect you can smooth out any non-uniformities that were present prior to this expansion.
Trivia About The Inflationary As inflation proceeds, the matter that was present at the beginning would be diluted to irrelevance, while space becomes filled with the exquisitely uniform mass density of the false vacuum. But let me start the story further back.
Alan Guth at Trinity College, Cambridge Guth’s style throughout is remarkably lucid even when dealing with difficult material, and he is also clearly interested in “humanizing” the world of theoretical physics by painting portraits of the major players, their quirks and individual contributions.
What if the history of the universe were squeezed into the period of one year? I personally found it very helpful and feel I grasp the idea of “inflation” far better than I did a week ago: D 98 The recent BICEP2 discovery of a gravity wave signature in the CMB, if they survive the simmering controversywould be the first direct evidence for inflation.
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How far is it to space, the Moon, the Sun, the stars, etc? We really can’t predict the overall amplitude — that is, the intensity of these ripples — unless we know more about the fundamental theory. Jun 29, Michael rated it really liked it Shelves: