Big Bang After Cosmic Inflation

According to current cosmological theory, the big bang is not the first thing that happened in the universe but the explosive heating-up that happened after a phase of rapid expansion known as cosmic inflation. We are interested in understanding the physics of this crucial transition, and how it has impacted the nature of the Universe. For this, we make use of a combination of numerical and analytical techniques to model the nonlinear, nonequilibrium physics of the early universe.

FACULTY CONTACT: Marcelo Gleiser