Colloquia

ics Special Colloquium: Hoxton Lecture


Wednesday, April 15, 2015
7:00 PM
Chemistry Building, Room Chemistry Building, Room 402
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Alan Guth [Host: Brad Cox]
MIT
"Inflationary Cosmology: Is Our Universe Part of a Multiverse?"
 
 Slideshow (PDF)
ABSTRACT:

Inflationary cosmology gives a plausible explanation for many observed features of the universe, including its uniformity, its mass density, and the patterns of the ripples that are observed in the cosmic microwave background. Beyond what we can observe, most versions of inflation imply that our universe is not unique, but is part of a possibly infinite multiverse. I will describe the workings of inflation, the evidence for inflation, and why I believe that the possibility of a multiverse should be taken seriously.

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