skip to main content
OSTI.GOV title logo U.S. Department of Energy
Office of Scientific and Technical Information

Title: Inflationary Cosmology: Is Our Universe Part of a Multiverse?

Abstract

In this talk, Guth explains the inflationary theory and reviews the features that make it scientifically plausible. In addition, he discusses the biggest mystery in cosmology: Why is the value of the cosmological constant, sometimes called the "anti-gravity" effect, so remarkably small compared to theoretical expectations?

Authors:
 [1]
  1. MIT, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), Upton, NY (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC)
OSTI Identifier:
987881
Report Number(s):
BNL-83268-2008-CP
BSA3
DOE Contract Number:  
AC02-98CH10886
Resource Type:
Multimedia
Resource Relation:
Conference: Brookhaven Science Associates' Distinguished Lecture Series, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, New York (United States), presented on November 06, 2008
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; 72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; 79 ASTRONOMY AND ASTROPHYSICS; INFLATIONARY THEORY; COSMOLOGICAL CONSTANT; ANTI-GRAVITY EFFECT; DARK ENERGY

Citation Formats

Guth, Alan. Inflationary Cosmology: Is Our Universe Part of a Multiverse?. United States: N. p., 2008. Web.
Guth, Alan. Inflationary Cosmology: Is Our Universe Part of a Multiverse?. United States.
Guth, Alan. Thu . "Inflationary Cosmology: Is Our Universe Part of a Multiverse?". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/987881.
@article{osti_987881,
title = {Inflationary Cosmology: Is Our Universe Part of a Multiverse?},
author = {Guth, Alan},
abstractNote = {In this talk, Guth explains the inflationary theory and reviews the features that make it scientifically plausible. In addition, he discusses the biggest mystery in cosmology: Why is the value of the cosmological constant, sometimes called the "anti-gravity" effect, so remarkably small compared to theoretical expectations?},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2008},
month = {11}
}