Lecture: “A Walk Through the Tangled Discovery of Remnants of the Big Bang” (05/20/15)

PJE PeeblesA Walk Through the Tangled Discovery of Remnants of the Big Bang
P.J.E.Peebles, Albert Einstein Professor of Science, Princeton University
Astronomy Colloquium, May 20, 4:30 pm, Room PAA A118

Abstract
Our tested and established theory of the expanding universe grew out of a tangled web of serendipitous discoveries, paths not taken, and brilliant insights. The confusion is familiar in natural science. Unusual here is that relatively few people were involved and they liberally expressed themselves in the literature, offering an accessible look at what people were thinking and doing. I report my impressions.

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