Endless Universe

Two leading theoretical physicists offer a bold new study of cosmic history that posits that the so-called Big Bang was simply part of an infinite cycle of colossal collisions between our known universe and a parallel world, drawing on ...

Endless Universe

Two leading theoretical physicists offer a bold new study of cosmic history that posits that the so-called Big Bang was simply part of an infinite cycle of colossal collisions between our known universe and a parallel world, drawing on ground-breaking developments in astronomy, particle physics, and superstring theory to illuminate their Cyclic Universe theory. 35,000 first printing.

Beyond the Big Bang

Originally presented as the author's thesis (doctoral--University of Groningen). Includes bibliographical references: (p. [291]-316) and index.

Beyond the Big Bang

Originally presented as the author's thesis (doctoral--University of Groningen). Includes bibliographical references: (p. [291]-316) and index.

Endless Universe

A radical, yet accessible, new theory of the origins and future of the universe by two of the world's leading cosmologists

Endless Universe

A radical, yet accessible, new theory of the origins and future of the universe by two of the world's leading cosmologists The first serious challenge to the widely accepted 'Big Bang' model of the universe. According to 'Big Bang' theory, space and time sprang into existence fifteen billion years ago: a super-heated fireball of near infinite density that expanded at phenomenal speed. As it continued to expand, it cooled and condensed to create the galaxies, stars and planets we see today. But the theory has always had flaws and they have become increasingly difficult to reconcile. Why is the distribution of matter and radiation in the universe so uniform? Why is space flat rather than curved, as Einstein's theory of general relativity suggests? And where did the seeds for forming galaxies come from? To resolve these issues, Turok and Steinhardt propose a very different model of the universe. They argue that it is without beginning or end, truly an ENDLESS UNIVERSE. This highly accessible book chronicles the last thirty years of cosmology; it explains the discovery of 'dark energy', 'dark matter' and addresses the question of when the next collision might occur between our worlds and the parallel dimensions in space.

Endless Universe

To answer these questions, Steinhardt and Turok have proposed an alternative cosmology that turns cosmic history on its head and suggests that our universe is without beginning or end, eternally following a cycle of expansion and ...

Endless Universe

According to the Big Bang model, space and time sprang into being 15 billion years ago, in a hot expanding fireball of near-infinite density. As space expanded the fireball cooled and matter condensed to form the galaxies, stars and planets we see today. But this picture is incomplete. Why is the distribution of matter and radiation in the Universe so uniform? Why is space flat rather than curved, as Einstein's theory of general relativity suggests? Where did the seeds for forming galaxies arise from? And why is the expansion rate of the universe speeding up? To answer these questions, Steinhardt and Turok have proposed an alternative cosmology that turns cosmic history on its head and suggests that our universe is without beginning or end, eternally following a cycle of expansion and contraction mediated by the clashing of 'branes' or parallel universes.ENDLESS UNIVERSE chronicles the last thirty years of cosmology, the growing disatisfaction with the big bang model, the surprising discovery of dark energy and cosmic expansion, the development of M-Theory and the evolution of the new cyclical model. Finally, the authors ask how long we have until the next big crunch and explore if life can survive the collision of branes.

Beyond the Big Bang

Beyond the Big Bang completes the story of the before and after the Big Bang by addressing key questions about the origin of the universe and what was there before.

Beyond the Big Bang

Beyond the Big Bang presents a new cutting-edge theory from a pioneering scientist about the origins of our universe. Professor Laura Mersini-Houghton takes the reader through a brief history of ideas about the universe from ancient Greece to the latest frontiers of theory and observation, in which the author has been a leading participant, to bring us to her theory that our universe is not just one isolated phenomenon, but one of many, part of what she calls “the multiverse”. Blending the personal with the theoretical, the book will explain in layman’s terms Mersini-Houghton’s theory of the origin of our universe and how she came to it. If Mersini-Houghton is proved to be right, the Big Bang theory will be just one other discredited theory and her new theories about the multiverse will represent a paradigm shift as significant as the Copernican Revolution that upended the Ptolemaic model of the heavens, which described the cosmos as having the Earth as the centre of the universe. Beyond the Big Bang completes the story of the before and after the Big Bang by addressing key questions about the origin of the universe and what was there before.

Plasma Universe

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Beyond the Big Bang

" - Paul Davies. "This book provides a wonderful overview of current ideas on these ultimate cosmic questions, written by scientists working at the forefront of cosmological research."-- Alex Vilenkin.

Beyond the Big Bang

The Big Bang model is now both theoretically and empirically well established, although it does not explain the mystery of the very beginning of our universe. Over recent years, however, new developments open up the exciting prospect of going "beyond" the Big Bang and even of finding a physical explanation for it. Surprisingly, the ancient idea of a past-eternal universe is being revived, but a variety of other fascinating new approaches -- from the Holographic Universe to Cosmic Natural Selection -- are also being pursued. This book provides an up-to-date overview of each of these competing scenarios with original contributions from the world's leading researchers in cosmology, who describe their own work and results in a manner understandable even to non-specialists. "The stellar line-up of contributors to this volume are working at the cutting edge of cosmological research, and are poised to take our understanding of the universe beyond the big bang into an even stranger realm." - Paul Davies. "This book provides a wonderful overview of current ideas on these ultimate cosmic questions, written by scientists working at the forefront of cosmological research."-- Alex Vilenkin.

Progress in New Cosmologies

Opposing this is the idea that the Universe is eternal, essentially without beginning, no matter how it might change-the old Platonic system, opposed by an Aristote lian view!

Progress in New Cosmologies

The Hidden Hypotheses Behind the Big Bang It is quite unavoidable that many philosophical a priori assumptions lurk behind the debate between supporters of the Big Bang and the anti-BB camp. The same battle has been waged in physics between the determinists and the opposing viewpoint. Therefore, by way of introduction to this symposium, I would like to discuss, albeit briefly, the many "hypotheses", essentially of a metaphysical nature, which are often used without being clearly stated. The first hypothesis is the idea that the Universe has some origin, or origins. Opposing this is the idea that the Universe is eternal, essentially without beginning, no matter how it might change-the old Platonic system, opposed by an Aristote lian view! Or Pope Pius XII or Abbe Lemaitre or Friedmann versus Einstein or Hoyle or Segal, etc. The second hypothesis is the need for a "minimum of hypotheses" -the sim plicity argument. One is expected to account for all the observations with a mini mum number of hypotheses or assumptions. In other words, the idea is to "save the phenomena", and this has been an imperative since the time of Plato and Aristotle. But numerous contradictions have arisen between the hypotheses and the facts. This has led some scientists to introduce additional entities, such as the cosmologi cal constant, dark matter, galaxy mergers, complicated geometries, and even a rest mass for the photon. Some of the proponents of the latter idea were Einstein, de Broglie, Findlay-Freundlich, and later Vigier and myself.

The Big Bang Theory Black Holes and Beyond Universe

Our survival had the slightest chance in the Universe and it happened.From big bang to black holes, I have stripped some topics which will excite, help and amaze you.This book is for people who love to explore, curious and those who love ...

The Big Bang Theory  Black Holes and Beyond Universe

Our Universe is amazing. We are lucky to be alive with intelligence. Our survival had the slightest chance in the Universe and it happened. From big bang to black holes, I have stripped some topics which will excite, help and amaze you. This book is for people who love to explore, curious and those who love themselves. People like you who are AWESOME.

Beyond the Sling

The author describes how she forged positive relationships with her sons through Attachment Parenting practices, sharing advice on how to address a child's needs without resorting to pop culture trends.

Beyond the Sling

The author describes how she forged positive relationships with her sons through Attachment Parenting practices, sharing advice on how to address a child's needs without resorting to pop culture trends.

Atom

With wit and insight, Krauss explicates cutting-edge science and reveals the surprising story of matter: what it is, where it came from, and where it’s going.

Atom

The national bestselling author of The Physics of Star Trek returns with an “enthusiastic and entertaining” journey through the science of the cosmos (The Guardian, UK). Taking us on a millennia-spanning journey through the life of a single oxygen atom, physicist and author Lawrence M. Krauss traces the history of the cosmos from the Big Bang to the present—and on into the distant future. With wit and insight, Krauss explicates cutting-edge science and reveals the surprising story of matter: what it is, where it came from, and where it’s going. Along the way, this lively and accessible volume inspires wonder at the powers and unlikely events that conspired to create our solar system, our ecosystem, and us. “Lawrence Krauss has Carl Sagan’s knack of expanding the imagination and explaining the mysteries of the universe in simple terms.” —Stephen Hawking

Metaphysics in the post metaphysical age

Beyond the Big Bang The discovery that the universe is not eternal in the past but
had a beginning implies that the universe is not necessary in its existence but
rather has its ground in a transcendent , metaphysically necessary being .

Metaphysics in the post metaphysical age


Making Noise

Endnotes and bibliography are not included in the physical book but are available online at the MIT Press Web site.

Making Noise

Drawing upon such diverse sources as the archives of antinoise activists and radio advertisers, catalogs of fireworks and dental drills, and daybooks of physicists, travel diaries and civil defense pamphlets, Schwartz traces the process by which noise today has become as powerfully metaphorical as the original Babel.

World History and the Eonic Effect

... cogency of the Big Bang cosmology, there is something strange about this
creation story, as a metaphysical murkiness ... Beyond The Big Bang, we have
already the swinging of the pendulum in an attempt to proceed beyond the Big
Bang ...

World History and the Eonic Effect

At a time when theories of evolution are undergoing renewed controversy, the study of the Eonic Effect can break the deadlock, by looking at world history in the light of ‘evolution’. The assumption that evolution occurs at random is the crux of the dispute, and one confused with issues of religion and secularism. We can detect a non-random pattern in the record of civilization itself, to see ‘evolution in action’ on a stupendous scale. We live in the first generations with enough data to detect this phenomenon. In the confusion of evolutionary theories, the unexpected discovery of deep level structure can allow us to deconstruct ‘fl at history’, and assess claims of directionality in evolution. In the process the theory of natural selection applied to human evolution is seen to fail a photo finish test. The book provides a new model for the study of the overlap of history and evolution, and a critique of current views of the descent of man.