Title: "Reexamining the predictions of inflation for the CMB anisotropies"

Inflationary cosmology has proved to be the most successful at predicting the properties of the anisotropies observed in the cosmic microwave background (CMB). In this talk we argue that quantum field renormalization can significantly influence the generation of primordial perturbations and hence the expected measurable imprint of cosmological inflation on the CMB. However,the new predictions remain in agreement with observation, and in fact favor the simplest forms of inflation. In the near future, observations of the effects of gravitational waves from the early universe on the CMB will test our new predictions.