The Theory, Practice, and Sociology of Physical Cosmology

PIRSA ID: 22010084
Series: Colloquium
Event Type: Seminar
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  • James Peebles, Princeton University

Sociologists have interesting things to say about the practice of natural science. I will discuss the sociological phenomenon of multiples in scientific discoveries, with examples drawn from how the ΛCDM cosmology grew, and examples of possible multiple discoveries to come from issues arising in our present well-tested but certainly incomplete cosmology.