SSE Talks – Origins of Space and Time 1/3


The Constants, Reductionism, and the Origins of Space and Time


At least six apparently independent physical constants seem to be finely tuned to allow evolution of complex and intelligent life in our universe, the potential origins and implications of which are discussed in this talk.

About the author:

Richard Shoup received his BSEE and PhD in Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon University. He has worked at the Xerox Palo Alto Research Center, Interval Research, and is currently President of the Boundary Institute. His research interests have focused on the foundations of physics, mathematics, and computer science.

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Published on May 9, 2009