Off to London March 25, 2007Posted by dorigo in astronomy, personal, science, travel.
This morning I am flying to London for the conference on Cosmology held at Imperial College. Here is their poster:
Weather in London this week is going to be fair. I wonder how cloudy it will be in the conference room, since I intend to miss no talks this time. It should be quite interesting… And the final treat will be Louise’s contribution.
Why does a particle physicist go to a Cosmology conference, anyway ? Well, I am tired of hearing the matter discussed around me and being unable to understand the issues well enough. Cosmological questions of the highest level, such as ”what is the universe made of” are far from having been answered exhaustively, and current ideas are quite counter-intuitive and unconvincing to me. I could – and I did, to some extent - buy a few books and study things there as any other student would, but the top-down approach of listening to what are the most pressing issues nowadays makes some sense to me…