Department of Physics & Astronomy
University of New Mexico

Physics and Astronomy Colloquium

Rethinking Cosmology

Presented by Paul J. Steinhardt, Albert Einstein Professor in Science Professor of Physics Director, Princeton Center for Theoretical Science

The current prevailing view is that the universe began in a big bang followed by a brief period of inflation.  In this talk, we will point out how this view is based on common misconceptions which, if recognized, point us to new possibilities.

3:30 pm, Friday, May 5, 2023
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