Interdisciplinary Workshop on the Foundations of Cosmology

Workshop

WHEN January 15-16, 2019
WHERE Abu Dhabi WHO NYU Abu Dhabi Institute
By Invitation Interested scholars please contact nyuad.programs@nyu.edu

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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