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In the 1980s, the ‘cosmological inflation’ hypothesis was formed to explain the homogeneity of the universe and the emergence of structure formation. According to the hypothesis, the universe had undergone an enormous additional expansion in the first second following the Big Bang. For his PhD thesis, Sandor Mooij explores inflation from various angles. For example, he examines whether the recently discovered Higgs particle might have been responsible for inflation and describes how inflation can work within the context of super symmetry.

Event details of Different perspectives on ‘cosmological inflation’
Date 24 September 2013
Time 10:00 -11:00
Location Agnietenkapel

S.J.N. Mooij, Effective Theories in Cosmology.

Supervisor

Prof. E.L.M.P. Laenen

Co-supervisor

Dr M.E.J. Postma   

Agnietenkapel

Oudezijds Voorburgwal 229 - 231
1012 EZ Amsterdam

Entrance

Free of charge