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IQSE AMO/QO SEMINAR SERIES


"Anthropic Estimates for Many Parameters of Physics and Astronomy"


Dr. Don Page
University of Alberta

ABSTRACT 


Old anthropic arguments gave two approximate power-law relations between the elementary charge, the mass of the proton, and the mass of the electron in Planck units. A more recent renormalization group argument of mine gave an approximate logarithmic relation and a simple equation for an anthropic estimate of the elementary charge, so that one gets definite anthropically estimated values for all three parameters. From these three values, one can further get anthropic estimates for the masses, sizes, times, velocities, etc. for many other structures in physics and astronomy, from atoms to giraffes to planets to stars to the universe, as simple powers of the anthropic estimate for the elementary charge.



November 16, 2018
IQSE 578, 2 PM
Mitchell Physics Building


Institute for Quantum Science and Engineering
Texas A&M University

Coffee will be served 15 minutes prior start time