Alan Guth

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Alan H. Guth (born February 27, 1947) is a physicist and cosmologist. Guth has researched elementary particle theory (and how particle theory is applicable to the early universe).

As a junior particle physicist, Guth first developed the idea of inflation in 1979 at Stanford University after attending a Big Bang lecture by Robert Dicke. In 1981, Guth formally proposed the idea of cosmic inflation, the idea that the nascent universe passed through a phase of exponential expansion that was driven by a negative vacuum energy density (positive vacuum pressure).

Guth is the Victor F. Weisskopf Professor of Physics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Quote

  • "It is said that there’s no such thing as a free lunch. But the universe is the ultimate free lunch". — A. H. Guth

Publications

  • Guth, Alan, "The Inflationary Universe: The Quest for a New Theory of Cosmic Origins". 1998. ISBN 0201328402

External links, references, and resources

  • Alan H. Guth (http://web.mit.edu/physics/facultyandstaff/faculty/alan_guth.html), MIT Victor F. Weisskopf Professor of Physics webpage
  • Alan Guth - "Eternal inflation (http://pauli.physics.lsa.umich.edu/w/arch/som/sto2001/Guth/real/n001.htm): Successes and questions"de:Alan Guth

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