The Ancestor’s Footprints

Date: 
Monday, October 19, 2009 - 4:30pm
Location: 
1 LeConte Hall
Author/Speaker: 
Affiliation: 
Stanford
Public Lecture: 
Yes
Webcast: 

The Standard cosmological model includes dark matter, a small vacuum energy, and a period of slow-roll inflation. What, if anything, can we reasonably guess about what led to the Standard-Model Universe, and what are the possibilities of ever observationally confirming Cosmology Beyond the Standard Model.