The Theory, Practice, and Sociology of Physical Cosmology


Event details

Date 16.05.2022 16:1517:15  
Speaker Prof. P. James Peebles, Princeton University, Nobel Prize in Physics 2019
Location Online
Category Conferences - Seminars
Event Language English

Sociologists have interesting things to say about the practice of natural science. I will discuss the sociological phenomenon of multiples in scientific discoveries, with examples drawn from how the ΛCDM cosmology grew. This cosmology passes a considerable network of tests but it certainly is incomplete, and it is tempting to think that there may be multiples to come that hint at a still better theory. I will offer possible examples.

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  • General public
  • Free


  • Institut de Physique