What does inflation really predict?

  title={What does inflation really predict?},
  author={Max Tegmark},
  journal={Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics},
  pages={001 - 001}
  • Max Tegmark
  • Published 12 October 2004
  • Physics
  • Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics
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