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Title: Cosmological Constants and Variables (Constants and Variables of Nature)

It is conventional to imagine that the various parameters which characterize our physical theories, such as the fine structure constant or Newton's gravitational constant, are truly 'constant', in themore » sense that they do not change from place to place or time to time. Recent developments in both theory and observation have led us to re-examine this assumption, and to take seriously the possibility that our supposed constants are actually gradually changing. I will discuss why we might expect these parameters to vary, and what observation and experiment have to say about the issue.« less
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Title: Cosmological Constants and Variables (Constants and Variables of Nature)
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Publication Date: 2002-04-03
OSTI Identifier: 1007466
DOE Contract Number: AC02-07CH11359
Other Number(s): TRN: US1200629
Resource Type: Multimedia
Resource Relation: Conference: Fermilab Colloquia, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (FNAL), Batvia, Illinois (United States), presented on April 03, 2002
Research Org: FNAL (Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (FNAL), Batavia, IL (United States))
Sponsoring Org: USDOE Office of Science (SC)
Subject: 43 PARTICLE ACCELERATORS ; 71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS ; COSMOLOGICAL CONSTANT ; FERMILAB ; FERMILAB ACCELERATOR ; FINE STRUCTURE
Country of Publication: United States
Language: English
Run Time: 1:05:10
System Entry Date: 2016-01-27