The use of the anthropic principle in contemporary cosmology
Professor Bengt Gustafsson
Friday, 2 March 2007, 13:30
Lecture room B, Physics Department, Sölvegatan 14
Since the 1950:ies the references to our own existence, or at least the
existence of observers, as a circumstance which must be taken into account
if we wish to understand the character of the laws of physics, of our
universe as a whole or our solar system, have become common among
physicists, cosmologists and astronomers. The idea has also been linked to
scientifically based speculations on the existence of multiple universes.
Is this a promising avenue or a dead end for science?