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Cosmology, Particles, and the Unity of Science

Zinkernagel, Henrik (2001) Cosmology, Particles, and the Unity of Science. [Preprint]

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    Abstract

    During the last three decades, there has been a growing realization among physicists and cosmologists that the relation between particle physics and cosmology may constitute yet another successful example of the unity of science. However, there are important conceptual problems in the unification of the two disciplines, e.g. in connection with the cosmological constant and the conjecture of inflation. The present article will outline some of these problems, and argue that the victory for the unity of science in the context of cosmology and particle physics is still far from obvious.


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    Item Type: Preprint
    Keywords: Cosmology; Particle Physics; Quantum Field Theory; Unity of Science
    Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Cosmology
    Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Field Theory
    Specific Sciences > Physics > Relativity Theory
    Depositing User: Henrik Zinkernagel
    Date Deposited: 01 Jun 2001
    Last Modified: 07 Oct 2010 11:10
    Item ID: 274
    URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/274

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