The Physics of Fine-Tuning

June 19, 2017 - June 22, 2017
Department of Physics, University of Oxford

Aquila Rithymna Resort

This will be an accessible event, including organized related activities


  • John Templeton Foundation

Selected speakers:

Fred Adams
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
David Albert
Columbia University
Luke Barnes
University of Sydney
Celine Boehm
Durham University
Bernard Carr
Queen Mary University of London
George Francis Rayner Ellis
University of Cape Town
Pedro Ferreira
University of Oxford
Rocky Kolb
University of Chicago
Janna Levin
Barnard College, Columbia University
Verde Licia
Institute of Cosmological Sciences, Barcelona
Mario Livio
Avi Loeb
Barry Loewer
Rutgers University
Jerome Martin
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics
Rees Martin
Trinity College, Cambridge
Michela Massimi
University of Edinburgh
John Peacocke
University of Edinburgh
Raymond Pierrehumbert
University of Oxford
Joe Silk
Institut d'Astrophysique de Paris
Gary Steigman
The Ohio State University
Jean-Philippe Uzan
Institut d'Astrophysique de Paris


Rafael Batista
University of Oxford
Roger Davies
University of Oxford
Michael Hicks
University of Oxford
Chamcham Khalil
University of Oxford
Nick Kylafis
University of Crete
Barry Loewer
Rutgers University
Leanne O'Donnell
Joe Silk
Johns Hopkins University
David Sloan
University of Oxford
Adrianne Slyz
University of Oxford

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The Consolidation of Fine-Tuning Project’s capstone conference,“The Physics of Fine-Tuning”, will consist of two dozen talks on physics and the philosophy of physics, focussed on specific questions of fine-tuning within physics and astrophysics. We will have talks on inflation, structure formation, dark matter, inflationary cosmology, quantum cosmology, chemical physics, exoplanet research, explanation in physics, and astrobiology.

The conference will take place from 19-22 June 2017 at the Aquila Rithymna Beach Resort, in Crete, Greece.

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