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Events
 
October 30, 2013, 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Colloquia

MBG Auditorium

Big Bang or Big Bounce?

Professor Paul Steinhardt
Princeton University
Abstract: 

Was the event that occurred 13.7 billion years ago a big bang – the beginning of space and time – or a big bang bounce – a transition from contraction to expansion?  This talk will explain how the two possibilities lead to very different pictures of the origin, evolution and future of the universe and how recent and near future observations may resolve which picture is correct.  

Colloquium Committee: 

The Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory 2014-2015 Colloquium Committee is comprised of the following people. Please feel free to contact them by e-mail regarding any possible speakers or topics for future colloquia.

Carol Ann Austin caustin@pppl.gov
Dennis Mueller, Chair mueller@pppl.gov
Elena Belova, ebelova@pppl.gov
Yuhu Zhai, yzhai@pppl.gov

  • Carol Ann Austin 609-243-2484

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