Extended Inflationary Cosmology: A Primer

  • Paul J. Steinhardt
Conference paper
Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Library book series (ASSL, volume 169)


New approaches to inflationary cosmology have been developed which may ultimately solve the fine-tuning problem that plagues previous inflationary models. The distinctive feature is that the the inflationary phase transition is completed by bubble nucleation. The bubbles may lead to some interesting effects in the post-inflationary universe, including new seeds for galaxy formation and a unique gravitational wave signature.


Cosmic String Gravitational Radiation Bubble Nucleation Inflation Model False Vacuum 
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  • Paul J. Steinhardt
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  1. 1.Department of PhysicsUniversity of PennsylvaniaPhiladelphiaUSA

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