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2022-08-17: What If Dark Energy is a New Quantum Field?

  • 07:31: ... quantum fluctuations. It’s because we know there must be one to explain cosmic inflation. This was a period of extreme exponential expansion that likely occurred ...

2021-10-05: Why Magnetic Monopoles SHOULD Exist

  • 12:02: Except that both of these ideas are saved by yet another speculative idea - cosmic inflation.

2021-09-07: First Detection of Light from Behind a Black Hole

  • 14:39: In fact cosmic inflation - the event that many physicists put the bang in the big bang - IS a type of vacuum decay.

2021-07-07: Electrons DO NOT Spin

  • 16:45: ... to the outside. In the early universe, the extreme expansion of cosmic inflation may have permanently separated entangled  regions, but left those ...

2021-05-25: What If (Tiny) Black Holes Are Everywhere?

  • 08:41: It may have been possible to create this insane abundance of black holes if they formed during the epoch of cosmic inflation.

2021-02-17: Gravitational Wave Background Discovered?

  • 00:00: ... their kinks become unkinked in the speculative time before the big bang cosmic inflation was driving exponentially accelerating expansion and huge gravitational ...

2020-06-15: What Happens After the Universe Ends?

  • 11:45: ... is a standard explanation for the smoothness of the early universe - its cosmic inflation - a period of extreme exponential expansion that smoothed things out in ...

2020-01-13: How To Capture Black Holes

  • 12:17: ... high-energy quantum field powering inflation. Check out our episodes on cosmic inflation to expand on that ...

2019-08-26: How To Become an Astrophysicist + Challenge Question!

  • 08:59: ... astrophysics I have a challenge question based on our recent episodes on cosmic inflation You'll definitely need to have watched those to get this In those ...

2019-08-19: What Happened Before the Big Bang?

  • 01:36: ... Cosmic inflation, if it actually happened, was driven by the inflaton field, which had the ...
  • 12:07: Some of you asked how our cosmic inflation episode explains what caused the Big Bang, which is what we claimed in the title.

2019-08-06: What Caused the Big Bang?

  • 00:00: Every astronomy textbook tells us that soon after the Big Bang there was this period of exponentially accelerating expansion called Cosmic Inflation.
  • 00:28: Well, that's what we're covering today: the real physics of cosmic inflation.

2019-07-18: Did Time Start at the Big Bang?

  • 01:56: ... 32 seconds Included a period of extremely rapid expansion called cosmic inflation We've talked about the reasons we need inflation in previous episodes ...
  • 09:38: ... we'll actually get to those soon But to whet your appetite, first up, cosmic inflation can offer a temporary reprieve from the ...

2019-02-07: Sound Waves from the Beginning of Time

  • 04:02: And now that they've expanded enormously by cosmic inflation in the beginning instant of the Big Bang.

2017-08-02: Dark Flow

  • 08:45: Then, the event known as cosmic inflation caused an exponential expansion that threw these once neighbors far, far apart.

2016-11-09: Did Dark Energy Just Disappear?

  • 11:23: ... in a separate episode soon after the big bang in the event we call "cosmic inflation." So this is a thing that seems to happen in our universe. Dark energy, ...

2016-10-12: Black Holes from the Dawn of Time

  • 02:50: There are several different stories for the initial size and growth of these fluctuations, and cosmic inflation certainly plays a role.

2016-04-20: Why the Universe Needs Dark Energy

  • 06:40: ... very same addition to the Einstein field equations that can describe cosmic inflation can also fix this little problem with the first Friedmann equation and ...

2016-04-06: We Are Star Stuff

  • 10:24: ... BOEKBINDER, "STELLAR ALCHEMIST"] In a recent episode, we talked about cosmic inflation, and you guys had some big questions in the ...

2016-03-23: How Cosmic Inflation Flattened the Universe

  • 00:00: [MUSIC PLAYING] Cosmic inflation describes a period of insane exponential expansion right after the instant of the Big Bang.

2015-09-30: What Happens At The Edge Of The Universe?

  • 07:12: ... ideas for the origin of cosmic inflation suggest that our universe may just be a slowly expanding bubble in an ...
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