Interdisciplinary Workshop on the Foundations of Cosmology


WHEN January 15-16, 2019
WHERE Abu Dhabi WHO NYU Abu Dhabi Institute By Invitation Interested scholars please contact

Recent developments in cosmology have raised a variety of deep and difficult questions. Should we expect cosmology to explain why the universe exists? Is our universe ‘fine-tuned’ for life? Existing cosmological models require extending current physical theories many orders of magnitude beyond the realm where they’ve been experimentally tested. What justifies such extrapolations? What evidence exists for competing cosmological theories and claims? Many of these questions lie at the interface of physics, mathematics, and philosophy.
Convened by
  • Federico Camia, Associate Professor of Mathematics, NYUAD
  • Matthew Kleban, Associate Professor of Physics, NYU
  • Kevin Coffey, Assistant Professor of Philosophy, NYUAD
Hosted by
  • NYU Abu Dhabi Institute

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