# Constraining the early universe with primordial black holes

@article{Young2016ConstrainingTE, title={Constraining the early universe with primordial black holes}, author={Sam Young}, journal={arXiv: Cosmology and Nongalactic Astrophysics}, year={2016} }

Inflation is the leading candidate to explain the initial conditions for the Universe we see today. It consists of an epoch of accelerated expansion, and regularly solves many problems with the Big Bang theory. Non-Gaussianity of the primordial curvature perturbation can potentially be used to discriminate between competing models and provide an understanding of the mechanism of inflation.
Whilst inflation is believed to have lasted at least 50 - 60 e-folds, constraints from sources such as…

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