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Asymptotics of eternal inflation

QMAP Seminar

Speaker: Ben Freivogel, UC Berkeley
Location: 3240 MSB
Start time: Fri, Feb 8 2008, 3:10PM

Since an era of eternal inflation may well be in our past, a proper understanding of eternal inflation is crucial for deriving observational predictions from string theory. However, a rigorous understanding of eternal inflation has proved elusive. I will describe some progress in understanding the late time asymptotics within true vacuum regions, focusing on the dynamics of bubble collisions.