Seminario de Física | Mi 22 de septiembre 2021 | 15:30 horas - Prof. William H. Kinney

09/22/2021 - 15:30
Con mucho agrado los invitamos a participar del seminario que dictará el Prof. William H. Kinney, Department of Physics, University at Buffalo
El webinar se realizará el miércoles 22 de septiembre de 2021 a las 15:30 horas mediante la plataforma Zoom.
Para acceder, deben ingresar el día y hora señalados a sus cuentas Zoom con la siguiente información:
Meeting ID: 868 4877 4876
Passcode: 379689
Titulo:  Inflation, Quantum Gravity, and the Beginning of the Universe
Expositor: Prof. William H. Kinney
Afiliación: Department of Physics, University at Buffalo
Abstract: I will give a pedagogical introduction to the theory of inflation as an extension of the standard ``Big Bang'' cosmology. Inflation replaces ther initial cosmological singularity with a period of exponential expansion preceding the hot thermal equilibrium state of the very early universe, connecting the physics of the very large (the cosmos) with the physics of the very small (particles and fields), closing in a full circle at the first moment of time. Inflation explains the initial conditions for the Big Bang universe, including the generation of primordial perturbations via quantum processes, and leads to the curious prediction of an eternally self-reproducing multiverse. I will discuss cosmological inflation in light of recent observational constraints and developments in quantum gravity.