Skip to main content

Thank you for visiting You are using a browser version with limited support for CSS. To obtain the best experience, we recommend you use a more up to date browser (or turn off compatibility mode in Internet Explorer). In the meantime, to ensure continued support, we are displaying the site without styles and JavaScript.


Inflation alive and well

It is 25 years since the workshop that marked the birth of the inflationary Universe and the laying of the theoretical foundations of modern cosmology. Following a flood of data, the inflationary scenario is on its way to being established.

Access options

Rent or Buy article

Get time limited or full article access on ReadCube.


All prices are NET prices.


  1. 1

    Barrow, J. & Turner, M. S. Nature 298, 801–805 (1982).

    ADS  Article  Google Scholar 

  2. 2

    Gibbons, G. W., Hawking, S. W. & Siklos, S. T. C. (eds) The Very Early Universe (Cambridge Univ. Press, Cambridge, 1983).

    Google Scholar 

  3. 3

  4. 4

    Guth, A. H. Phys. Rev. D 23, 347–356 (1981).

    ADS  Article  Google Scholar 

  5. 5

    Linde, A. D. Phys. Lett. B 108, 389–393 (1982).

    Article  Google Scholar 

  6. 6

    Albrecht, A. & Steinhardt, P. J. Phys. Rev. Lett. 48, 1220–1223 (1982).

    ADS  Article  Google Scholar 

  7. 7

    Albrecht, A., Steinhardt, P. J., Turner, M. S. & Wilczek, F. Phys. Rev. Lett. 48, 1437–1440 (1982).

    ADS  Article  Google Scholar 

  8. 8

    Hawking, S. W. Phys. Lett. B 115, 295–297 (1982).

    ADS  Article  Google Scholar 

  9. 9

    Starobinsky, A. A. Phys. Lett. B 117, 175–178 (1982).

    ADS  Article  Google Scholar 

  10. 10

    Guth, A. H. & Pi, S.-Y. Phys. Rev. Lett. 49, 1110–1113 (1982).

    ADS  Article  Google Scholar 

  11. 11

    Bardeen, J. M., Steinhardt, P. J. & Turner, M. S. Phys. Rev. D 28, 679–693 (1983).

    ADS  Article  Google Scholar 

  12. 12

    Guth, A. H. The Inflationary Universe (Perseus, 1998).

    Google Scholar 

  13. 13

    Bardeen, J. M. Phys. Rev. D 22, 1882–1905 (1980).

    ADS  MathSciNet  Article  Google Scholar 

Download references

Author information



Rights and permissions

Reprints and Permissions

About this article

Cite this article

Turner, M. Inflation alive and well. Nature Phys 4, 89–91 (2008).

Download citation

Further reading


Quick links

Nature Briefing

Sign up for the Nature Briefing newsletter — what matters in science, free to your inbox daily.

Get the most important science stories of the day, free in your inbox. Sign up for Nature Briefing