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Cosmological puzzles for mathematiciansQMAP Seminar
|Speaker: ||Andreas Albrecht, Physics Dept, UCDavis|
|Location: ||2112 MSB|
|Start time: ||Tue, Jan 24 2012, 4:10PM|
Theoretical cosmology is at an exciting phase where certain core ideas have proven very successful. However, the implementation of these ideas has led to some difficult puzzles that preoccupy theoretical cosmologists. This talk presents from among these puzzles topics on which I would especially enjoy hearing a mathematician's perspective. Topics include ergodicity, typicality and the arrow of time, the nature of probability in the multiverse, and the meaning of infinity.