C. B. Collins

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Christopher Barry Collins is a cosmologist who has written many papers with Stephen Hawking. He is a professor emeritus of applied mathematics at the University of Waterloo.[1]

Collins earned his Ph.D. in 1972 from the University of Cambridge under the supervision of F. Gerard Friedlander.[2] Among his works with Hawking is a 1973 paper that uses the anthropic principle to provide a solution to the flatness problem.[3][4][5]

Selected publications[edit]


  1. ^ Faculty profile, Univ. of Waterloo, retrieved 2015-07-22.
  2. ^ Christopher Barry Collins at the Mathematics Genealogy Project
  3. ^ Davies, P. C. W. (1977), Space and Time in the Modern Universe, Cambridge University Press, p. 215, ISBN 9780521291514 .
  4. ^ Silk, Joseph (1994), Cosmic Enigmas, Masters of Modern Physics, 10, Springer, p. 35, ISBN 9781563960611 .
  5. ^ Breuer, Reinhard (2013), The Anthropic Principle: Man as the Focal Point of Nature, Springer, p. 111, ISBN 9781489967411 .