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Inflation and String Theory

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Inflation and String Theory
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Publisher: arXiv
Number of pages: 349

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We review cosmological inflation and its realization in quantum field theory and in string theory. In this book we will describe two intertwined approaches to the physics of inflation: from the bottom up in effective field theory (EFT), and from the top down in string theory.

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