A new series of discussions sponsored by the Deans Office of the School of Humanities and Sciences
"Current Topics in the Natural Sciences"How did the universe begin - and how will we know?
These events will typically be panel discussions, where the panel will consist of some of Stanford’s leaders in the area under discussion. These discussions are intended for the broad scientific community, including faculty, graduate students, and postdocs. The discussions will therefore be nontechnical, but nonetheless they will convey the excitement around current work and projected future development in various areas of the mathematical, physical, chemical, and biological sciences. This first discussion in this series, which will be hosted by the Physics Department, will be a discussion about such topics as inflationary cosmology, the multiverse, the cosmic microwave background, and the recent BICEP2 experiment at the South Pole.Refreshments will be served in the lobby starting at 7:00 pm !!
Moderator: Peter Michelson
Panelists: Chao-Lin Kuo, Andrei Linde, Eva Silverstein, Leonard Susskind