The first discussion in the Current Topics in the Natural Sciences series will be hosted by the Physics Dept. This discussion, entitled "How Did the Universe Begin, and How Will We Know?" will cover topics such as inflationary cosmology, the multiverse, the cosmic microwave background, and the recent BICEP2 experiment at the South Pole. Moderated by Prof. Peter Michelson (Physics Dept. Chair). Panelists: Professors Chao-Lin Kuo, Andrei Linde, Eva Silverstein and Leonard Susskind.
Free; open to Stanford faculty, students, postdocs and staff