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Andrei Linde Physicist

Andrei Linde is one of the authors of the inflationary universe scenario, which is gradually becoming the standard paradigm of modern cosmology. His chaotic inflationary universe scenario theory, which became the prototype for the new generation of inflationary models, suggests that our universe is one of many inflationary universes that sprout from an eternal cosmic tree. Additionally, he has contributed to the development of the first mechanism of vacuum stabilization in string theory, which serves as a basis for many recent attempts to construct realistic models of elementary particle physics, inflationary cosmology and the theory of dark energy based on string theory. At present he continues his work on inflation, creation of matter in the universe, and cosmological consequences of supergravity and string theory.

Linde’s work is closely related to the CIFAR’s Cosmology & Gravity Program, especially to the investigation of inflation, reheating, and the large-scale structure of the universe studied by J. Bond and his collaborators.


Kavli Prize, 2014.

Fundamental Physics Prize, 2012.

Peter Gruber Prize for for the development of inflationary cosmology, 2004.

Dirac Medal for the development of inflationary cosmology, 2002.

Oskar Klein Medal in physics, 2001.

Relevant Publications

S. Kachru et al, "De Sitter vacua in string theory,'' Phys. Rev. D, vol. 68, no. 4-15, pp. 046005, Aug. 2003.

L. Kofman et al, "Reheating after inflation,'' Phys. Rev. Lett., vol. 73, no. 24-12, pp. 3195, Dec. 1994.

A.D. Linde, "Chaotic Inflation,'' Phys. Lett. B, vol. 129, no. 3-4, pp. 177-181, Sept. 1983.

A.D. Linde, "A new inflationary universe scenario: A possible solution of the horizon, flatness, homogeneity, isotropy and primordial monopole problems," Phys. Lett. B. vol. 108, no. 6, pp. 389-393, Feb. 1982.

D.A. Kirzhnits and A.D. Linde, "Macroscopic Consequences Of The Weinberg Model,'' Phys. Lett. B, vol. 42, no. 4, pp. 471-474, Dec. 1972.


A. D. Linde, Inflation and Quantum Cosmology. Boston: Academic Press, 1990.

A. D. Linde, Particle Physics and Inflationary Cosmology. Chur, Switzerland: Harwood Academic Publishers, 1990.



Associate Fellow Cosmology & Gravity


Stanford UniversityDepartment of Physics


PhD Lebedev Physical Institute

BS Moscow State University


United States

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