**References for Module 14: Big Bang Cosmology: the Origin and Fate of the Universe**- Supplement the videos with "OpenStax Astronomy"
- 07: The Inflationary Epoch
- The Inflationary Epoch solves a number of problems associated with the Standard Big Bang model. It also raises some wild questions about the nature of the origin of the cosmos.
- The basics
- Inflationary epoch
- Cosmological Inflation
- Critical Density
- Grand Unified Theory (GUT)
- Grand Unified Theory (GUT): elementary...
- Quantum Gravity
- Quantum Gravity: simpler...
- Phase Transition
- BICEP2 attempt to see effects of gravitational waves on CMB
- False Vacuum
- Quantum Foam