Department of Physics & Astronomy
University of New Mexico

Physics and Astronomy Colloquium

The third cosmological paradigm

Presented by Michael Turner is the Bruce V. and Diana M. Rauner Distinguished Service Professor; Director of the National Science Foundation's Physics Frontiers Centers at Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics, University of Chicago's Departments of Astronomy and Astrophysics, Physics; Enrico Fermi Institute

The third paradigm will stand upon the strong shoulders of the first two, the hot big-bang model and ΛCDM. After discussing the exciting state of cosmology today, I focus on the issues that the third paradigm must address, what its aspirations should be, and how it might be initiated.

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3:30 pm, Friday, October 22, 2021
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