Beyond the Standard (cosmological ) Model


Susskind, L. (2009). Beyond the Standard (cosmological ) Model. Perimeter Institute. https://pirsa.org/09090030


Susskind, Leonard. Beyond the Standard (cosmological ) Model. Perimeter Institute, Sep. 09, 2009, https://pirsa.org/09090030


          @misc{ pirsa_PIRSA:09090030,
            doi = {10.48660/09090030},
            url = {https://pirsa.org/09090030},
            author = {Susskind, Leonard},
            keywords = {Particle Physics, Cosmology},
            language = {en},
            title = {Beyond the Standard (cosmological ) Model},
            publisher = {Perimeter Institute},
            year = {2009},
            month = {sep},
            note = {PIRSA:09090030 see, \url{https://pirsa.org}}

Leonard Susskind Stanford University


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.