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Lectures on Inflation and Cosmological Perturbations

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Lectures on Inflation and Cosmological Perturbations
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Publisher: arXiv
Number of pages: 56

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Inflation is today the main theoretical framework that describes the early Universe. The purpose of these lectures is to give a pedagogical introduction to inflation and the production of primordial perturbations, as well as a review of some of the latest developments in this domain.

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