project . 2015 - 2022 . Closed

STRINGFLATION

Inflation in String Theory - Connecting Quantum Gravity with Observations
Open Access mandate for Publications European Commission
  • Funder: European CommissionProject code: 647995 Call for proposal: ERC-2014-CoG
  • Funded under: H2020 | ERC | ERC-COG Overall Budget: 1,854,750 EURFunder Contribution: 1,854,750 EUR
  • Status: Closed
  • Start Date
    01 Oct 2015
    End Date
    31 Mar 2022
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Description
This project aims at predicting the energy scale of cosmological inflation and the strength of the inflationary gravitational wave signal from string theory. Observations of the cosmic microwave background (CMB) temperature fluctuations have drastically changed cosmology into quantitative science. The results provide strong evidence for two phases of accelerated expansion in our Universe. The late-time phase of acceleration, termed ’dark energy’, is consistent with an extremely small positive cosmological constant, while the evidence for a very early phase of acceleration increasingly supports cosmological inflation. Very recently, the BICEP2 experiment reported...
Description
This project aims at predicting the energy scale of cosmological inflation and the strength of the inflationary gravitational wave signal from string theory. Observations of the cosmic microwave background (CMB) temperature fluctuations have drastically changed cosmology into quantitative science. The results provide strong evidence for two phases of accelerated expansion in our Universe. The late-time phase of acceleration, termed ’dark energy’, is consistent with an extremely small positive cosmological constant, while the evidence for a very early phase of acceleration increasingly supports cosmological inflation. Very recently, the BICEP2 experiment reported...
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