# Alan Guth

American theoretical physicist and cosmologist

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(Suggest an Edit or Addition)Alan Guth currently holds the title of Victor Weisskopf Professor of Physics at MIT. Previously, Guth has held postdoctoral positions at Princeton University, Columbia University, Cornell University, and the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC). He earned his B.S. in physics at MIT in 1968, and completed his MS and PhD there by 1971.

Guth is a theoretical particle physicist and cosmologist, best known for developing the idea of cosmic inflation (a theory that revises the Big Band theory to explain the expansion of the universe). Over the years, Guth has continued to develop this idea through numerous papers, and it has become a major theory in current cosmology. A popular work from Guth includes The Inflationary Universe which details Guth’s account the origins of the universe through his theory of cosmic inflation.

For his work, Guth has received awards and honors including the Kavli Prize in Astrophysics, the Fundamental Physics Prize, the Isaac Newton medal, the Dirac Medal, the Gruber Prize in Cosmology, and is a member of the National Academy of Sciences.

According to Wikipedia, Alan Harvey Guth is an American theoretical physicist and cosmologist. Along with Alexei Starobinsky and Andrei Linde, he won the 2014 Kavli Prize "for pioneering the theory of cosmic inflation." Guth's research focuses on elementary particle theory and how particle theory is applicable to the early universe. He is Victor Weisskopf Professor of Physics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

## Alan Guth's Published Works

### Published Works

- Inflationary universe: A possible solution to the horizon and flatness problems (1981) (7168)
- Fluctuations in the New Inflationary Universe (1982) (1677)
- Could the Universe Have Recovered from a Slow First Order Phase Transition (1983) (398)
- Inflationary spacetimes are incomplete in past directions. (2003) (367)
- Eternal inflation and its implications (2007) (352)
- The Inflationary Universe (1985) (331)
- Inflationary spacetimes are not past-complete (2001) (295)
- Inflation and eternal inflation (2000) (265)
- The Inflationary Universe: The Quest for a New Theory of Cosmic Origins. (1997) (255)
- Phase Transitions and Magnetic Monopole Production in the Very Early Universe (1980) (203)
- Is it possible to create a universe in the laboratory by quantum tunneling (1990) (202)
- Do dark matter axions form a condensate with long-range correlation? (2014) (195)
- An obstacle to creating a universe in the laboratory (1987) (177)
- Supernatural inflation: inflation from supersymmetry with no (very) small parameters (1995) (176)
- Inflationary paradigm after Planck 2013 (2013) (157)
- Cosmological Consequences of a First Order Phase Transition in the SU(5) Grand Unified Model (1981) (149)
- Existence Proof of a Nonconfining Phase in Four-Dimensional U(1) Lattice Gauge Theory (1980) (145)
- Cosmic Bell Test: Measurement Settings from Milky Way Stars. (2016) (137)
- Eternal Inflation (2001) (131)
- Boltzmann brains and the scale-factor cutoff measure of the multiverse (2008) (129)
- QCD axion window and low-scale inflation (2018) (110)
- Inflationary Cosmology: Exploring the Universe from the Smallest to the Largest Scales (2005) (109)
- Predicting the cosmological constant with the scale-factor cutoff measure (2008) (108)
- Cosmic Bell Test Using Random Measurement Settings from High-Redshift Quasars. (2018) (101)
- Pseudoparticle parameters for arbitrary gauge groups (1977) (99)
- Constraining Torsion with Gravity Probe B (2006) (94)
- What can the observation of nonzero curvature tell us (2012) (72)
- Dual variables for lattice gauge theories and the phase structure of Z (N) systems (1980) (68)
- Cosmological lower bound on the Higgs-boson mass (1980) (65)
- Nonexistence of spherically symmetric monopoles with multiple magnetic charge (1976) (64)
- Emergence of Oscillons in an Expanding Background (2007) (53)
- Eternal inflation, bubble collisions and the persistence of memory (2006) (44)
- Relativistic corrections to nonrelativistic effective field theories (2017) (42)
- Asymptotic Realms of Physics (1984) (32)
- Relaxed Bell inequalities with arbitrary measurement dependence for each observer (2018) (28)
- Eternal Inflation, Global Time Cutoff Measures, and a Probability Paradox (2011) (28)
- Inflation and Cosmological Perturbations (2003) (27)
- Inflationary Models and Connections to Particle Physics (2000) (24)
- Counting Vacua in Random Landscapes (2016) (23)
- Inflation is not past-eternal (2001) (20)
- Canonical formalism for gauge theories with application to monopole (1976) (20)
- The Inflationary Universe: The Quest for a New Theory of Cosmic Origins (1997) (18)
- Asymptotic Realms of Physics, Essays in Honor of Francis E. Low. (1983) (17)
- POP goes the universe (2017) (17)
- A relativistic quark model for mesons based on numerical solutions of the Bethe-Salpeter equation (1974) (12)
- Density Perturbations in Hybrid Inflation Using a Free Field Theory Time-Delay Approach (2012) (11)
- In#ation and eternal in#ation q (2000) (11)
- Supernatural Inflation (1996) (10)
- Phase transitions in the embryo Universe (1982) (10)
- Quantum Fluctuations in Cosmology and How They Lead to a Multiverse (2013) (10)
- Large-Q^2 behavior of the pion electromagnetic form factor (1976) (10)
- Nonminimal Couplings and the Forgotten Field of Axion Inflation (2020) (10)
- Short-distance behavior of the Bethe--Salpeter wave function in the ladder approximation (1975) (9)
- The impossibility of a bouncing universe (1983) (9)
- PHASE TRANSITIONS IN THE VERY EARLY UNIVERSE (1982) (9)
- Quantum Gravity and String Theory (2013) (7)
- Can a man-made Universe be created by quantum tunneling without an initial singularity? (1991) (7)
- Speculations on the Origin of the Matter, Energy, and Entropy of the Universe (1983) (6)
- Gott Time Machines Cannot Exist in an Open (2+1)-Dimensional Universe With Timelike Total Momentum (1992) (6)
- The birth of the cosmos. (1988) (5)
- Light-cone behavior of the pion Bethe-Salpeter wave function in the ladder model (1976) (4)
- Reducing the Monopole Abundance (1983) (4)
- Inflation and shadow matter (1986) (4)
- Time since the beginning (2003) (4)
- The Big Bang and Cosmic Inflation (2014) (4)
- 10 to the -35 seconds after the big bang (1982) (4)
- One objective for physicists (1984) (3)
- Day-Night and Energy Dependence of MSW Solar Neutrinos for Maximal Mixing (1999) (3)
- The New Inflationary Universe a (1984) (2)
- Number Density of Peaks in a Chi-Squared Field (2016) (2)
- Do the laws of physics allow us to create a new universe (1993) (2)
- TRACELESS SYMMETRIC TENSOR APPROACH TO LEGENDRE POLYNOMIALS AND SPHERICAL HARMONICS (2012) (2)
- Note on the Atiyah-Singer index theorem (1978) (2)
- In#ation and eternal in#ation (2000) (2)
- Rotating Brane Worlds and the Global Rotation of the Universe (2004) (1)
- A Cosmic Bell Test with Measurement Settings from Astronomical Sources (2016) (1)
- Thesis: Inflation Provides a Compelling Explanation for why the Universe is so Large, so Flat, and so Old, as Well as a (almost) Predictive Theory of Density Perturbations (1997) (1)
- Infiationary universe : A possible solution to the horizon and fiatness problems (2011) (1)
- INFLATION AND FALSE VACUUM BUBBLES (1988) (1)
- 8.323 Relativistic Quantum Field Theory I, Spring 2003 (2003) (1)
- Inflationary Cosmology: Is Our Universe Part of a Multiverse (2008) (1)
- THE KINEMATICS OF A HOMOGENEOUSLY EXPANDING UNIVERSE (2018) (0)
- THE TRACELESS SYMMETRIC TENSOR EXPANSION AND STANDARD SPHERICAL HARMONICS (2012) (0)
- Theory of the Cosmos (2015) (0)
- Mass of a Patch of an FRW Universe (2018) (0)
- Relativistic Quantum Field Theory (2019) (0)
- MIT-CTP-3007, astro-ph/0101507 Eternal Inﬂation † (0)
- Primordial Black Holes from First Principles (Overview) (2017) (0)
- Primordial Black Holes from First Principles (numerics) (2017) (0)
- Origins and extinctions : based on a Symposium on Life and the Universe, held at the National Academy of Sciences, Washington, D.C., April 30, 1986 (1988) (0)
- P arallel Session 31 Cosmology and Particle Physics Organisers (2014) (0)
- A ug 2 00 6 Constraining Torsion with Gravity Probe (2006) (0)
- The big bang and cosmic inflation. (1994) (0)
- BLACK-BODY RADIATION AND THE EARLY HISTORY OF THE UNIVERSE (2018) (0)
- A new approach to the big bang theory (2021) (0)
- The Inflationary Universe (May, 1984) (1989) (0)
- QCD AXION WINDOW AND LOW-SCALE INFLATION PHYS (2018) (0)
- The behavior of the Higgs field in the new inflationary universe (1986) (0)
- Ja n 19 96 MIT-CTP-2499 hep-ph / 9601296 Supernatural Inflation (1996) (0)
- How to falsify scenarios with primordial fluctuations from inflation 1 1 Introduction In the 15 years since (1996) (0)
- Genesis : The Sequel: In the beginning was the big bang. But what exactly banged? How did it bang? And what happened before it banged? Inflation theory offers some answers. (2000) (0)
- PROBLEM SET 6 EXTRA CREDIT PROBLEM SET CAN BE HANDED (2004) (0)
- General Relativity : Problem Set 11 Solutions , Spring 2018 p . (2018) (0)
- Eternal Inflation: Is Our Universe Part of a Multiverse? (2010) (0)
- Alan Guth REVIEW PROBLEMS FOR QUIZ 2 (2004) (0)
- PROBLEM SET 10 ( The Last ! ) (2013) (0)
- 8.286: The Early Universe (2018) (0)
- Statistics of Peaks in Chi-Squared Fields (2018) (0)
- Primordial Black Holes from First Principles (Statistics) (2017) (0)
- Fundamental Arguments for Inflation (1991) (0)
- Inflation. [Inflation in cosmological models] (1993) (0)
- Credit for coauthor (1983) (0)
- Cooking up a cosmos. (1997) (0)
- A Bayesian View on the Dr. Evil Scenario (2021) (0)
- Cosmic Inflation and the Accelerating Universe (2007) (0)
- Simpson Time Since the Beginning (2003) (0)
- 8.286 The Early Universe, Spring 2004 (2004) (0)
- THE NEW INFLATIONARY UNIVERSE, 1984 (1984) (0)

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