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Linde, A. D.
Oral history interview with Andrei Linde, 1987 October 22.
Andrei Linde discusses his student work with D. A. Kirzhnitz at the Lebedev Physical Institute; early work on phase transitions; early work on the early universe in the early 1970s; early ideas on inflation in the late 1970s; attempts to explain the total entropy in the observable universe; reactions to Alan Guth's paper of 1981; history of the new inflationary universe model; discussions with Stephen Hawking about the new inflationary universe model in 1981; question of priority of discovery between Linde, Paul Steinhardt, and Andreas Albrecht; role of consciousness in science and the deficiency of Western science; importance of philosophy in science; influence of Indian philosophy; interest in an oscillating and eternal universe; early education and childhood interest in philosophy; philosophy as a reason for going into physics; problem with too much formalism in science and Linde's style of doing physics; meaning of the world "universe" and multiple universes; relative success of intuition in relativity and quantum theory.
(1948- ): Ph.D. in physics, Lebedev Physical Institute (1974); professor of physics at Lebedev Physical Institute; worked at European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN). Research interests have included high-energy phase transitions involving the Higgs fields, other topics in particle physics, cosmology, adn teh physics of the early universe.
Guth, Alan H.
Hawking, S. W. (Stephen W.)
Kirzhnit︠s︡, D. A. (David Abramovich)
Linde, A. D.
Steinhardt, Paul J.
Fizicheskii institut imeni P.N. Lebedeva
Inflationary universe.
Philosophy and science.
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Relativity (Physics)
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Lightman, Alan P., 1948-, interviewer.
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