Sala team 12:15 
Seminarium Instytutu

prof. Jan Ostrowski, ENS Lyon

Physical cosmology by James Peebles

2019 Nobel Prize in Physics was shared by Michel Mayor, Didier Queloz and James Peebles. Although none of these verdicts is controversial, it is the recognition of prof. Peebles and his contribution to cosmology that is unusual as it was given for the lifetime achievement rather than a single discovery. Indeed, modern physical cosmology bears traces of Peebles' ideas and intuition in almost all of its branches. In my talk I will give a summary of current state of knowledge about the Universe with an emphasis on Peebles' 'curiosity-driven research'.