Cosmology News & Events
CIDMA, the research unit Gr@v integrates, has annouced two one year postdoctoral positions starting in September 2020. Candidates should hold a Ph.D. in Mathematics or related areas (the scientific areas of Gr@v are elegible). The application period is May 14th-31st. More details can be found here and here.
Kunihito Uzawa (Kwansei Gakuin U., Japan) gave us a nice update on the swampland conjecture and its implications in cosmology.
Group members Sonia Anton and Carlos Herdeiro, as well as Tiago Campante from IA and U. Porto, participated in the outreach activity "Café de Ciência", at Fábrica, Centro de Ciência Viva de Aveiro, as part of the conference cycle "À descoberta do Universo" promoted by Tiago Campante.
In this talk, we show how the swampland conjecture, which has
recently been attracting attention in string theory and gravity
theory, relates to the slow-roll condition of inflation. First, we
will briefly explain the reason why we focus on the swampland
conjecture to investigate the dynamics of inflation. Next, we discuss