Graduate Programs      Graduate Home Ph D Programs Masters Degree Ph D Program Requirements Course Descriptions Current Courses Admissions Current Graduate Students Graduate Student Seminar SIAM Chapter Seminar Recent Graduates Incoming Students SIAM Chapter Seminar Richard Holman Physics Title: The Triumph of Inflationary Cosmology Abstract: I will give an introduction to inflationary cosmology, discussing the mathematics involved, the physical ideas behind it and the data that argues for its correctness. It will span the 13.7 billion years of the Universe?s life and show how most of the details of how the Universe would turn out were encoded in the physics of the first $10^{-35}$ seconds or so.Date: Thursday, April 17, 2014Time: 6:00 pmLocation: Wean Hall 8220Submitted by:  Gautam IyerNote: This talk will be 90 minutes long, with Pizza served in between.