Jan 26, 2022

WSU Master Class: Inflationary Cosmology with Alan Guth

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Breakthrough Prize winner Alan Guth developed the theory of inflation to answer to our cosmic origins. It’s one of the most studied and debated theories in cosmology, with research propelling Guth’s work to the forefront of scientific conversation.

In this Master Class, Professor Guth addresses what experiments could potentially rule out the BICEP2 results. Since recording this in 2017, the Planck spacecraft collected the data that Professor Guth anticipated, which shows that the initial observations were likely an artifact of interstellar dust, not primordial gravitational waves.

This lecture was recorded on xyz at the World Science Festival in New York City.

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Official Site: https://www.worldscienceu.com.

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