Inflationary schism

Author(s): Ijjas, Anna; Steinhardt, Paul J.; Loeb, Abraham

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dc.contributor.authorIjjas, Anna-
dc.contributor.authorSteinhardt, Paul J.-
dc.contributor.authorLoeb, Abraham-
dc.date.accessioned2019-03-27T18:49:16Z-
dc.date.available2019-03-27T18:49:16Z-
dc.date.issued2014-09-07en_US
dc.identifier.citationIjjas, Anna, Steinhardt, Paul J, Loeb, Abraham. (2014). Inflationary schism. PHYSICS LETTERS B, 736, 142 - 146. doi:10.1016/j.physletb.2014.07.012en_US
dc.identifier.issn0370-2693-
dc.identifier.urihttp://arks.princeton.edu/ark:/88435/pr1tt3b-
dc.description.abstractClassic inflation, the theory described in textbooks, is based on the idea that, beginning from typical initial conditions and assuming a simple inflaton potential with a minimum of fine-tuning, inflation can create exponentially large volumes of space that are generically homogeneous, isotropic and flat, with nearly scale-invariant spectra of density and gravitational wave fluctuations that are adiabatic, Gaussian and have generic predictable properties. In a recent paper, we showed that, in addition to having certain conceptual problems known for decades, classic inflation is for the first time also disfavored by data, specifically the most recent data from WMAP, ACT and Planck2013. Guth, Kaiser and Nomura and Linde have each recently published critiques of our paper, but, as made clear here, we all agree about one thing: the problematic state of classic inflation. Instead, they describe an alternative inflationary paradigm that revises the assumptions and goals of inflation, and perhaps of science generally. (C) 2014 The Authors. Published by Elsevier B.V.en_US
dc.format.extent142 - 146en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.relation.ispartofPHYSICS LETTERS Ben_US
dc.rightsFinal published version. This is an open access article.en_US
dc.titleInflationary schismen_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
dc.identifier.doidoi:10.1016/j.physletb.2014.07.012-
dc.date.eissued2014-07-11en_US
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