Applied Physics/Physics Colloquium: The Entropic Matter(s) of an Ordered Universe

The Entropic Matter(s) of an Ordered Universe
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 - 4:30pm
Hewlett 201
J. Richard Bond (Hanna Visiting Scholar CITA, University of Toronto)
Abstract / Description: 

Cosmic Information Theory and Analysis, CITA@CITA, uses entropy constrained by control/order parameters to relate our increasingly highly-entangled Cosmic Microwave Background and Large Scale Clustering big-sky data to how our Universe morphed from a coherently smooth accelerating Hubble-patch into the intricate evolving complexity of the cosmic web. I will chat about ongoing problems in (non-equilibrium) Information-Entropy generation: in post-inflation shock-in-time heating, stored now mostly in the cosmic photon and neutrino seas; in the space-shocked web of galaxies and clusters and its accompanying nuclear/black hole cosmic infrared waste. Central to our statistical analyses are the all-sky deep-volume ensembles of "webskys" we build to mock the real-sky webskys we observe. As in particle physics, simulating and discovering what lies Beyond the Standard Model of Cosmology is the goal, as yet with no B in the SMc in spite of tantalizing 2sigma-ish SMc anomalies and tensions.