University High School, 4771 Campus Dr, Irvine, CA 92612, USA
This summer PBL is designed to help us understand the formation of the universe, as well as the formation of galaxies. We spent the class time going through vocabulary words, the stages of universe expansion, signs of the big bang, researching dark matter, dark energy, the theory of relativity, etc. During our final session of class time, we researched a lot of information about the inflation period, specifically how the inflation period solved 4 major issues, as well as 3 different experiments that are searching for dark matter. In this write-up, I am going to summarize and explain all of the research we did.
inflation period; Dark Matter; Horizon Problem; Flatness Problem; Monopole Problem
Lujia Xu. The Inflation Period and the Search for Dark Matter. The Frontiers of Society, Science and Technology (2021) Vol. 3, Issue 6: 1-3. https://doi.org/10.25236/FSST.2021.030601.
 Froborg, Francis. (2016). SABRE: WIMP Modulation Detection in the Northern and Southern Hemisphere Sheffield. p. 11. Retrieved August 20, 2021, from http://www.taup-conference.to.infn.it/2015/day3/parallel/dma/7_froborg.pdf
 Jonathan Webb (2015). "Large Hadron collider restarts after pause" BBC. Retrieved August 20, 2021, from https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-32160755
 Science China Press. (2021). The China Dark Matter Experiment Listens to the Sound of Cosmology From a Laboratory Deep Underground. SciTechDaily. Retrieved August 20, 2021, from https://scitechdaily.com/the-china-dark-matter-experiment-listens-to-the-sound-of-cosmology-from-a-laboratory-deep-underground/
 WMAP. (2010). What is the Inflation Theory?. Universe 101. Retrieved August 20, 2021, from https://wmap.gsfc.nasa.gov/universe/bb_cosmo_infl.html