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, James Clerk Maxwell Building (JCMB) James Clerk Maxwell Building Peter Guthrie Tait Road Edinburgh EH9 3FD GB
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.