27 Oct 2018

Anthony Aguirre - The origin of order in the universe

From Saturday Morning, 10:40 am on 27 October 2018
Anthony Aguirre

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Professor Anthony Aguirre received his doctorate from Harvard University then spent three years as a member of the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton before joining the University of California, Santa Cruz. He has worked on a wide variety of topics in theoretical cosmology (the study of the formation, nature, and evolution of the universe), including the early universe and inflation, gravity physics, first stars, the intergalactic medium, galaxy formation, foundations of statistical mechanics, and black holes.  He is the co-founder and associate scientific director of the Foundational Questions Institute, which supports research on the foundation and new frontiers of physics and cosmology.  Aguirre is in New Zealand to give a keynote speech at the Te Ao Mārama Conference 2018, seeking to explore evolution with some of the world's top thinkers. His speech explores the origin of order in the universe.