Testing inflation: a bootstrap approach.

@article{Boyle2010TestingIA,
  title={Testing inflation: a bootstrap approach.},
  author={Latham Boyle and P. Steinhardt},
  journal={Physical review letters},
  year={2010},
  volume={105 24},
  pages={
          241301
        }
}
  • Latham Boyle, P. Steinhardt
  • Published 2010
  • Medicine, Physics
  • Physical review letters
  • We note that the essential idea of inflation, that the Universe underwent a brief period of accelerated expansion followed by a long period of decelerated expansion, can be encapsulated in a "closure condition" which relates the amount of accelerated expansion during inflation to the amount of decelerated expansion afterward. We present a protocol for systematically testing the validity of this condition observationally. 
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