Fine Tune the Universe

For our universe, galaxies and life to exist, the values of 25+ fundamental constants (force of gravity, mass of election/proton...) from physics and cosmology must have specific values. In many cases, small deviations from their exact values produces a universe without galaxies or life. These fundamental constants appear amazingly fine-tuned for the existence of our universe. There is no theory to calculate their values; they are what they are. To better understand the phenomena of fine-tuning, an interactive “machine” was built to help users learn about and simulate the tuning-in of six constants.

This demo is developed and led by Al Kovalick. Al will explain the wonders of fine-tuning using illustrations and examples from nature. Next, the approaches, structures and development of the machine/website are covered. It concludes with an interactive demo of the web-based machine.

Have questions about the Makers Lab? Visit the Makers Lab website or email us at makerslab@ucsf.edu with questions. All Makers Lab pop-ups are open to the UCSF community.

Tuesday, July 23 at 12:00pm to 12:30pm

Parnassus Library, Makers Lab, Main Floor
530 Parnassus Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94143-0840

Event Type

Class/Info Session

Audience

Students, Faculty, Postdocs, Staff

Campus

Parnassus

Tags

Makers Lab

Website

https://calendars.library.ucsf.edu/ev...

Cost

Free

Department/Group
UCSF Library
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#librarymakerslab

Contact Info

makerslab@ucsf.edu

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