Centre for Theoretical Cosmology News

CTC research featured in Quanta Magazine

The work of Enrico Pajer and other CTC researchers has been featured in Quanta Magazine, an online publication launched by the Simons Foundation to enhance public understanding of science.

The article looks at the theory of inflation, the idea that the universe was created when a subatomic region of space suddenly expanded at faster than the speed to light into what became our entire observable cosmos. Quantum fluctuations within the initial tiny region of space eventually led to the creation of stars and galaxies. There are a number of theories as to how inflation could have happened, and last year Enrico Pajer found a way to figure out if a particular theory of inflation holds up by looking only at the universe it produces. He did this work with fellow CTC researchers Scott Melville, Harry Goodhew and Sadra Jazayeri (who has since moved to the Institut d'Astrophysique de Paris).

The Quanta article also describes some of the work of Daniel Baumann, a former CTC faculty member who now works at the University of Amsterdam.

The full article can be found here: