Physicist To Discuss 'Beginning and End' Sept. 24 At Baylor

Sept. 25, 2003

by Judy Long

"How the Universe Began and How It Will End According to Standard Model Particle Physics" will be addressed by physicist Frank Tipler at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 25, in room 109 of the Rogers Engineering and Computer Science Building on the Baylor campus. Dr. Tipler will discuss the principles in his bestselling book, The Anthropic Cosmological Principle, which discusses the many different ways the universe is suited for life.

Tipler, a professor of mathematical physics at Tulane University, illustrates how life fits into the laws of physics and how life must result if accepted physical principles are correct. Tipler took his views even further in his controversial second book, The Physics of Immortality, by using a mathematical model to validate the existence of God.

Dr. Walter Bradley, Distinguished Professor of Engineering, said The Anthropic Cosmological Principle is the seminal work on the whole subject of cosmology--the endeavor to apply scientific method in the study of the universe's origin and progression--and is widely cited.

"Tipler's work in cosmology and his interest in the many amazing characteristics of the universe have important implications for people who believe in a divine creator," Bradley said.

For more information, call the School of Engineering and Computer Science at (254) 710-3871.

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