Thermal history of the universe after inflation

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Abstract

When did the universe thermalize? In this talk I review the status of this issue and its importance in establishing the expected properties of dark matter, the growth of large-scale structure, and the viability of inflation models when confronted with CMB observations. I also present a novel approach to tackling the theoretical challenges surrounding inflationary (p)reheating, which seeks to extend past work on the Effective Field Theory of Inflation to the time of reheating.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCETUP* 2015 - Workshop on Dark Matter, Neutrino Physics and Astrophysics and PPC 2015 - IXth International Conference on Interconnections between Particle Physics and Cosmology
PublisherAmerican Institute of Physics Inc.
Volume1743
ISBN (Electronic)9780735414006
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 21 2016
Event5th Workshop on Dark Matter, Neutrino Physics and Astrophysics, CETUP* 2015 and 9th International Conference on Interconnections between Particle Physics and Cosmology, PPC 2015 - Lead/Deadwood, United States
Duration: Jun 15 2015Jul 17 2015

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Other5th Workshop on Dark Matter, Neutrino Physics and Astrophysics, CETUP* 2015 and 9th International Conference on Interconnections between Particle Physics and Cosmology, PPC 2015
CountryUnited States
CityLead/Deadwood
Period6/15/157/17/15

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Watson, S. (2016). Thermal history of the universe after inflation. In CETUP* 2015 - Workshop on Dark Matter, Neutrino Physics and Astrophysics and PPC 2015 - IXth International Conference on Interconnections between Particle Physics and Cosmology (Vol. 1743). [050016] American Institute of Physics Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4953317

Thermal history of the universe after inflation. / Watson, Scott.

CETUP* 2015 - Workshop on Dark Matter, Neutrino Physics and Astrophysics and PPC 2015 - IXth International Conference on Interconnections between Particle Physics and Cosmology. Vol. 1743 American Institute of Physics Inc., 2016. 050016.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Watson, S 2016, Thermal history of the universe after inflation. in CETUP* 2015 - Workshop on Dark Matter, Neutrino Physics and Astrophysics and PPC 2015 - IXth International Conference on Interconnections between Particle Physics and Cosmology. vol. 1743, 050016, American Institute of Physics Inc., 5th Workshop on Dark Matter, Neutrino Physics and Astrophysics, CETUP* 2015 and 9th International Conference on Interconnections between Particle Physics and Cosmology, PPC 2015, Lead/Deadwood, United States, 6/15/15. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4953317
Watson S. Thermal history of the universe after inflation. In CETUP* 2015 - Workshop on Dark Matter, Neutrino Physics and Astrophysics and PPC 2015 - IXth International Conference on Interconnections between Particle Physics and Cosmology. Vol. 1743. American Institute of Physics Inc. 2016. 050016 https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4953317
Watson, Scott. / Thermal history of the universe after inflation. CETUP* 2015 - Workshop on Dark Matter, Neutrino Physics and Astrophysics and PPC 2015 - IXth International Conference on Interconnections between Particle Physics and Cosmology. Vol. 1743 American Institute of Physics Inc., 2016.
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