Inflation and String Cosmology

@article{Linde2005InflationAS,
  title={Inflation and String Cosmology},
  author={Andrei Linde},
  journal={Progress of Theoretical Physics Supplement},
  year={2005},
  volume={163},
  pages={295-322}
}
  • Andrei Linde
  • Published 2005
  • Physics
  • Progress of Theoretical Physics Supplement
We discuss the main principles of inflationary cosmology and some recent attempts to implement inflation in the context of string theory. 
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