We derive a generalization of the second law of thermodynamics that uses Bayesian updates to explicitly incorporate the effects of a measurement of a system at some point in its evolution. Byâ€¦ (More)

We develop a simple semi-analytic model of the star formation rate (SFR) as a function of time. We estimate the SFR for a wide range of values of the cosmological constant, spatial curvature, andâ€¦ (More)

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Effective field theory provides a perturbative framework to study the evolution of cosmological large-scale structure. We investigate the underpinnings of this approach, and suggest new ways toâ€¦ (More)

We compute trivariate probability distributions in the landscape, scanning simultaneously over the cosmological constant, the primordial density contrast, and spatial curvature. We consider twoâ€¦ (More)

Black holes emit high energy particles which induce a finite density potential for any scalar field Ï† coupling to the emitted quanta. Due to energetic considerations, Ï† evolves locally to minimizeâ€¦ (More)

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We use holographic techniques to calculate the first thermal correction to the entanglement entropy of a cap-like region of a CFT defined on a sphere, successfully reproducing the field theoryâ€¦ (More)