Mar 02, 2017 4:00 pm -
Nielsen Hall 170 -
Kuver Sinha - University of Utah
The Quest to Understand Hierarchies in Nature and Implications for Early Universe Cosmology
Our cherished theory of matter and forces, the Standard Model, formulated four decades ago, is incredibly finely tuned. Moreover, the Standard Model is unable to account for the mysterious dark matter that pervades the Universe. Theories that address the fine tuning have profound implications for the early cosmological history of the Universe. Searching for evidence of these theories involves complementary strategies spanning across colliders and dark matter detection experiments. I will present a theorist's way of looking at these exciting times, highlighting avenues by which new physics might be discovered in the coming years, how fundamental theory will guide us, and what we may learn about the Universe at its earliest times.