**Inflation and String Theory**

by Daniel Baumann, Liam McAllister

**Publisher**: arXiv 2014**Number of pages**: 349

**Description**:

We review cosmological inflation and its realization in quantum field theory and in string theory. In this book we will describe two intertwined approaches to the physics of inflation: from the bottom up in effective field theory (EFT), and from the top down in string theory.

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