The first aim of this lecture is to highlight two areas of recent progress in inflationary cosmology, namely reheating and the quantum theory of cosmological perturbations. The second aim is to discuss important conceptual problems for the current realizations of inflation based on fundamental scalar matter fields, and to present some new approaches at solving these problems.
- Pub Date:
- January 2001
- High Energy Physics - Phenomenology;
- General Relativity and Quantum Cosmology;
- High Energy Physics - Theory
- 20 pages invited lecture at JGRG10, Osaka, Japan, Sept. 11 - 14, 2000, to appear in the proceedings