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Infinities in Cosmology

Posted in The Universe and Stuff with tags , , , , on February 7, 2013 by telescoper

Only time to post a quick advertisement I received in an email from the one of the organizers of a 4-day series of talks on Infinities in Cosmology, at the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics (DAMTP), Centre for Mathematical Sciences, Cambridge, from 18-21 March 2013.

This is one in a series of thematic programmes on Cosmology and Philosophy organised by a collaboration of cosmologists and philosophers of science at Oxford and Cambridge Universities. Speakers include A. Aguirre, M. Dafermos, M.R. Douglas, G.F.R. Ellis, M. Hogarth, and S. Saunders.

This is taken from the conference website:

Cosmology involves infinities, or at least the prospect of infinities, in various ways: the most obvious being the potentially infinite age and size of the universe, and the possible occurrence of actual infinities at local spacetime singularities or at the beginning of the Universe. But there are also other kinds of infinity to consider; for example, the possibility of enhanced spatiotemporal scope for computation, or the unlimited proliferation inherent in the concept of the multiverse and the problems encountered in defining probabilities in this context. These topics will be explored in this three-day series and the following full-day workshop.

Looks quite interesting to me, although I don’t think I’ll be able to make time to go!

Further details and online registration for the conference are now available at