Inflation and Creation of Matter in the Universe
Andrei Linde
Department of Physics, Stanford University, Stanford CA 94305, USA

The evolution of the inflationary theory is described, starting from the Starobinsky model and the old inflation scenario, toward chaotic inflation and the theory of eternally expanding self-reproducing inflationary universe. A special attention is devoted to the recent progress in the theory of reheating and creation of matter after inflation.