Cosmological observations show that the universe is very uniform on the maximally large scale accessible to our telescopes. The best theoretical explanation of this uniformity is provided by the inflationary theory. Rather paradoxically, this theory also predicts that on a very large scale, much greater than what we can see now, the world may look totally different. Instead of being a single spherically symmetric balloon, our universe may look like a “multiverse”, a collection of many different exponentially large balloons (“universes”) with different laws of physics operating in each of them. The new cosmological paradigm, supported by recent developments in string theory, changes the standard views on the origin and the global structure of the universe and on our own place in the world.
Andrei Linde is a professor of physics at Stanford University, one of the authors of the inflationary theory and the theory of inflationary multiverse. He invented the theory of chaotic inflation, which is the most general form of inflationary cosmology. Linde also helped to develop the mechanism of vacuum stabilization in string theory, which allowed to incorporate the theory of inflationary multiverse in the context of string theory. He is the author of the books Inflation and Quantum Cosmology and Particle Physics and Inflationary Cosmology. His honors include the Dirac Medal, Peter Gruber Prize, the Fundamental Physics Prize, and Kavli Prize.
Waxy Tomb is the pet name of the original disequilibrium chamber, for temporal column production, which is used for the cooling process after transformational self-columns have been thoroughly collapsed and dis-localized by ocular-temporal shifts in phase space. This is necessary for the identification of the sutures and seam-lines between modified supra-objects. These sutures are exemplified in their local state as space between skin and skeleton, building and infrastructure. But they can also be localized by temporal states: layered embalming allows a shifted object to also contain its own system formation manipulation. To make the sutures re-identifiable and enclose them in a material, they must be dislocated from their state or process between. Their re-enclosure involves a repeated re-enactment of their original surface tension patterns and finally nodal-substrate recollection. This results in a diffusely situated self-embedded temporal column.
This California Theater Center production for children will explore a magical barnyard world at the Arable farm where animals talk and miracles happen. This story of courage and friendship -- based on E.B. White's touching novel about a lovable pig named Wilbur and a kind spider named Charlotte -- has inspired readers for decades. | This event has been rescheduled to 3:30 pm.
The program will feature selections for flute from Prokofieff, Vivaldi, Muczynski, and Godard.
Stanford Taiko is excited to present its annual Spring Concert. This year, Stanford Taiko will be debuting three original compositions and sharing many more old favorites. Intermission will feature Stanford Talisman as guest performers.