"Is Quantum Gravity written in the sky?"

Theoretical Physics Division seminar
Speaker and affiliation: 
Przemysław Małkiewicz (BP2, NCBJ)
Wed, 2023-04-05 11:15 to 12:15
room 207, Pasteura 7

The idea of this talk is to explain the basic principles on which the theories of quantum origin of the primordial structure in the Universe work, that is, to provide you with some basic facts that you will not get from a generic and more specialised talk on this subject. I will start with a brief characterisation of the initial state of perturbations, then discuss cosmological perturbation theory in the Hamiltonian formulation, and finally describe the quantum generation of the primordial structure. I will conclude my talk with a brief discussion of the validity of the widely assumed Born-Oppenheimer approximation.