Early Cosmology and Fundamental Physics

  • H. J. de Vega
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Part of the NATO Science Series book series (NAII, volume 130)


This is a pedagogical introduction to early cosmology and the host of fundamental physics involved in it (particle physics, grand unification and general relativity). Inflation and the inflaton field are the central theme of this review. The quantum field treatment of the inflaton is presented including its out of equilibrium evolution and the use of nonperturbative methods. The observational predictions for the CMB anisotropics are briefly discussed. Finally, open problems and future perspectives in connection with dark energy and string theory are overviewed.


Dark Energy Cosmic Microwave Background Early Universe Grand Unify Theory Quantum Fluctuation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • H. J. de Vega
    • 1
  1. 1.LPTHE, Université Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris VI) et Denis Diderot (Paris VII)Paris, Cedex 05France

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