2012 Symposium abstract: "String Theory and the Very Early Universe"
Whereas observational cosmology has made tremendous progress in recent years, our theoretical paradigm for understanding the very early universe suffers from many conceptual problems. New insights from fundamental physics are required to build an improved model. I will show how superstring theory may lead to a new paradigm of early universe cosmology, and I will outline predictions of this new stringy cosmology for upcoming cosmological observations.
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