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A Debate in Cosmology - The Multiverse

Conference Date: 
Vendredi, Avril 20, 2012 - 17

 

The purpose of this meeting is to provide a forum for scientists from various fields to discuss, debate, and stimulate progress on one of the emerging fundamental areas of theoretical physics -- the idea that our observable universe is part of a multiverse.

 

This conference is a collaborative effort between Columbia University, Perimeter Institute and University of North-Carolina-Chapel Hill, and is the second of a series of meetings aimed at stimulating progress in outstanding topics in theoretical physics. The first meeting in this series focused on the Origin of the Arrow of Time and was held at the New York Academy of Sciences last October.

 

Justin Khoury
Laura Mersini-Houghton
Hilary Greaves
Brian Greene
David Albert
Andy Albrecht
Tom Banks
Paul Davies
James Hartle
Gordon Kane
Lev Kofman 
Lee Smolin 
Rudy Vaas  
  Perimeter Institute
  University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  Oxford University
  Columbia University
  Columbia University
  University of California-Davis
  UC-Santa Cruz, Rutgers University
  Arizona State University
  University of California-Santa Barbara
  University of Michigan
  CITA
  Perimeter Institute 
 University of Giessen

 

 

David Albert 
Probability in the Many-Worlds Interpretation

Andy Albrecht
The Clock Ambiguity and its Implications

Tom Banks
The Lonely Multiverse of Holographic cosmology

Paul Davies
Ultimate Explanations, Turtles and the Nature of the Laws of Physics

Jim Hartle
Science in a Very Large Universe

Gordon Kane 
From the LHC to the Multiverse

Lev Kofman
Collapsing and expanding multiverse

Laura Mersini-Houghton 
What is the Multiverse?

Lee Smolin
How to Make Testable Multiverse Theories

Rudy Vaas
Multiversal Pictures: Science and Signs of Other Universes

 

This conference is co-sponsored by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.