Leonardo Senatore (Physics) - Stanford University
Title: Starting Inflation from an inhomogeneous universe
Abstract: I present how some numerical and analytical general relativity techniques allow us to show how inflation, or a local region of de Sitter space, gets started notwithstanding very inhomogeneous initial conditions and the potential formation of localized singularities.
Bio: Leonardo Senatore is an Associate Professor of Physics at Stanford University. He received his PhD from MIT in 2006. His research interests include particle physics and astrophysics.