BICEP2 and inflationary gravitational waves

Higgs Centre colloquium

BICEP2 and inflationary gravitational waves

  • Event time: 12:00pm
  • Event date: 25th April 2014
  • Speaker: Andrew Liddle (Formerly School of Physics & Astronomy, University of Edinburgh)
  • Location: Higgs Centre Seminar Room,

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Abstract

The BICEP2 collaboration recently announced detection of polarization patterns in the cosmic microwave background characteristic of primordial gravitational waves. This talk will describe the context and main results from BICEP2 and outline their significance in supporting and constraining cosmological models, particularly the inflationary cosmology.
 

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