Observing String Multiverse with Astrophysical Black Holes


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Date
Wednesday, February 10 2010 - 12:00 pm, PST
Speaker
Sergei Dubovsky
Affiliation
Stanford University Institute For Theoretical Physicst
Description

One of the most intriguing and controversial recent ideas in cosmology and string theory is that the Universe is highly inhomogeneous on the length scales much longer than its currently observable part, with many of the fundamental "constants" of Nature varying on the ultra-long length scales. Our location in this cosmic landscape is to a large extent determined by requiring that the local particle physics parameters should allow for life to develop. Dr. Dubovsky will review the origin of these ideas and explain how they can be supported by the near future observations of astrophysical black holes. 

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