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PERIMETER INSTITUTE RECORDED SEMINAR ARCHIVE

Beyond the Standard (cosmological ) Model
Speaker(s): Leonard Susskind
Abstract: The Standard model of Cosmology consists of a package of ideas that include Cold Dark Matter, Inflation, and the existence of a small Cosmological Constant. While there is no consensus about what lies beyond the Standard Model, there is a leading candidate that also includes a small package of ideas: A Landscape of connected vacua: the idea that the universe started out with a large energy density, and Coleman DeLuccia Tunneling between vacua. An additional idea that comes from string theory and black hole physics is the Holographic Principle. I will explain how the various ingredients for a "post-standard-model" standard model fit together.
Date: 09/09/2009 - 2:00 pm
Series: Colloquium
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