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Arp and other contrarians.
A closer look at non-main stream theories.

Giancarlo Pace

I will discuss some of the most famous theories, some born within others outside the scientific community, that radically challenge a dominant scientific paradigm. The discussion will start with astronomical non-main stream theories, such as Arp's models which claim that QSOs are ejected by galaxies along the rotation axis, and examples of non-standard cosmologies, but will go beyond the boundaries of astrophysics. We will try to define a boundary between noble dissent, which is at the basis of science, and gratuitous pain in the neck.

2012 June 27, 13:30

Centro de Astrofísica da Universidade do Porto (Classroom)
Rua das Estrelas, 4150-762 Porto

Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa Universidade do Porto Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia da Universidade de Coimbra
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia COMPETE 2020 PORTUGAL 2020 União Europeia