Don N. Page Colloquium

Thu. Feb. 16 04:00 PM - Thu. Feb. 16 05:00 PM
Location: 2M70

Anthropic Estimates for Many Parameters of Physics and Astronomy

Old anthropic arguments gave two approximate power-law relations
between the elementary charge, the mass of the proton, and the mass of
the electron in Planck units.  A more recent renormalization group
argument of mine gave an approximate logarithmic relation and a simple
equation for an anthropic estimate of the elementary charge, so that
one gets definite anthropically estimated values for all three
parameters.  From these three values, one can further get anthropic
estimates for the masses, sizes, times, velocities, etc. for many
other structures in physics and astronomy, from atoms to giraffes to
planets to stars to the universe, as simple powers of the anthropic
estimate for the elementary charge.