Joint Astronomy-Physics Colloquium
Monday, October 2, 2000
4:00 PM
Astronomy Building, Room 201
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"Zeroing in on cosmological parameters"

Max Tegmark , University of Pennsylvania - Physics Dept.
[Host: T. X. Thuan]
I describe the sharp constraints on cosmological paramaters placed by recent measurements of the cosmic microwave background, distant supernovae, galaxy clustering, etc., and how different types of measurements how allow powerful cross-checks to be made. I also comment on outstanding puzzles in the emerging cosmological "standard model" and upcoming measurements that may resolve them.

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