Inflation and String Theory
by Daniel Baumann, Liam McAllister
Publisher: arXiv 2014
Number of pages: 349
We review cosmological inflation and its realization in quantum field theory and in string theory. In this book we will describe two intertwined approaches to the physics of inflation: from the bottom up in effective field theory (EFT), and from the top down in string theory.
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