Physics Department Seminar University of Alaska Fairbanks

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Playing with the Universe

David Newman
Physics Department and Geophysical Institute, UAF



There are many big, open, questions about the Universe including some fundamental early time questions such as “Why does there appear to be a matter anti-matter asymmetry?", “How did structures form as early as they appear to?” and “What’s with these super-massive blackholes?”.  In some cases new physics is invoked as a possible explanation, in others it’s head scratching. Following Ocham’s razor we ask the question “What can a simple model of the Universe tell us?”.  Here we will present some early results of playing with such a model and what it can say about some of these questions and even about the window of physics we live in. 


Friday, 23 February 2018

Globe Room, Elvey Building