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Friday, December 1, 2017 — 2:30 PM EST

Phys10 Undergraduate Seminar Series

Matthew Johnson
Associate Faculty, Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics 

Department of Physics and Astronomy, York University 

Matthew JohnsonCenturies of astronomy and cosmology have led to an ever-larger picture of our ‘universe’ — everything that we can observe. For just as long, there have been speculations that there are other regions beyond what is currently observable, each with diverse histories and properties, and all inhabiting a ‘Multiverse’. A nexus of ideas from cosmology, quantum gravity, and string theory lead to the prediction that we inhabit one of the most interesting sorts of Multiverses one could imagine: one that arises as a natural consequence of compelling explanations for other physics, and one that at least in principle can be tested with observations. In this talk, I will outline these ideas, and discuss the first observational tests of the Multiverse and what might be possible with future data.

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AL - Arts Lecture Hall
116
200 University Avenue West

Waterloo, ON N2L 3G1
Canada
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