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(Submitted February 02, 1997)

I have studied a lot about the inflation theory (for example Allan Guth and others). Could you tell me where I can find the newest info on that subject?

The Answer

For an overview of inflation without equations, a good site is:

http://www.lifesci.sussex.ac.uk/home/John_Gribbin/cosmo.htm

This page is by John Gribbin, who is an excellent science writer in my opinion.

NASA's Microwave Anisotropy Probe (http://map.gsfc.nasa.gov/universe/bb_cosmo_infl.html) (MAP) page may also be helpful. For more in depth information with diagrams and basic formulas, try UCLA Prof. Ned Devine's inflation/cosmology (http://www.astro.ucla.edu/~wright/cosmo_04.htm) tutorial.

You could also try the book "The Inflationary Universe: The Quest for a New Theory of Cosmic Origins" written by Alan Guth and published by Addison-Wesley.

Best wishes,

Koji Mukai
for Imagine the Universe!

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