Inflationary Cosmology

  • Martin Lemoine
  • Jerome Martin
  • Patrick Peter

Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 738)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-X
  2. Andrei Linde
    Pages 1-54
  3. Lev Kofman
    Pages 55-79
  4. David H. Lyth
    Pages 81-118
  5. Renata Kallosh
    Pages 119-156
  6. Sergei Winitzki
    Pages 157-191
  7. Christophe Ringeval
    Pages 243-273
  8. David Wands
    Pages 275-304
  9. Antonio Riotto
    Pages 305-358
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 425-428

About this book


Some 25 years after the birth of inflationary cosmology this volume sets out to provide a both authoritative and pedagogical introduction and review of the state of the field. Cosmic inflation corresponds to an episode of accelerated expansion of the very early universe and solves nicely a collection of puzzles that had plagued standard cosmology so far. Different scenarios exist, though, and the reader will learn about the "ins" and "outs" as the subject and related issues are surveyed. With lectures written by eminent scientists in the field, many of them having made pioneering contributrions in the early hours of the field, Inflationary Cosmology addresses both senior and younger high-energy physicists, cosmologists and observational astrophysicists seeking both a readable account and reference in the field.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Martin Lemoine
    • 1
  • Jerome Martin
    • 2
  • Patrick Peter
    • 3
  1. 1.Institut Astrophysique de Paris (IAP)CNRS - Université Pierre et Marie Curie75014 ParisFrance
  2. 2.Institut d’Astrophysique de Paris (IAP)CNRS - Université Pierre et Marie Curie75014 ParisFrance
  3. 3.Institut d’Astrophysique de Paris (IAP)CNRS - Universit Pierre et Marie Curie75014 ParisFrance

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