Fredagskollokvium: Inflation: Triumphs and fallacies
Prof. Sigbjorn Hervik, University of Stavanger
The inflationary paradigm has had many great triumphs. The recent BICEP2 observations is just one in a long string of successful explanations inflation has had in the understanding of our Universe. Here, we will review the underlying mechanism that makes inflation so successful, but also point out some of its weaknesses. We will have a bit critical view and point out some misconceptions and things which it currently doesn't explain.