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The Great Unsolved Problems in Physics: Cosmic Inflation

The Great Unsolved Problems in Physics: Cosmic Inflation

| September 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

How did the universe begin? It seems that every school of thought and religion has its own answer. The favourite answer of Christians is, of course, “God did it”. Buddhism offers, in my mind, a more elegant explanation — there was no beginning, nor there will be an end. Meanwhile, the favourite answer of most […]

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Why Is There Something Rather Than Nothing?

Why Is There Something Rather Than Nothing?

| July 31, 2014 | 0 Comments

Why is there something rather than nothing? At first glance this question seems unanswerable. But, believe it or not, science, philosophy and, of course, faith do offer some answers to this enigma. In this discussion physicists Lawrence Krauss and John Ellis and a philosopher and a scholar of theology Don Cupitt will try to answer […]

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Debating the Big Bang Theory

Debating the Big Bang Theory

| June 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

In this recent debate, world’s leading cosmologists and theoretical physicists Sir Roger Penrose, Prof John Ellis & Prof Laura Mersini-Houghton debate the theory of Big Bang. This theory is the pinnacle of standard cosmology, which, as the name implies, is the accepted theory of the evolution of the universe. As any theory, however, it contains problems, […]

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Alan Guth: Is Our Universe Part of a Multiverse?

Alan Guth: Is Our Universe Part of a Multiverse?

| May 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

Here we have a talk by Alan Guth, an american theoretical physicist and cosmologist, mostly known for his work on the inflation theory. The idea of cosmic inflation states that in the early universe there was a phase of rapid expansion, which is currently our best explanation for the large scale structure of the universe. […]

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The Great Unsolved Problems in Physics: the End of the Universe

The Great Unsolved Problems in Physics: the End of the Universe

| May 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

After the scientific model of the big bang has become the (almost) universally accepted theory for the beginning of the universe, such questions as the ultimate fate of our universe became possible to answer scientifically. Today, with the recent theoretical advancements and ever-more-accurate observational data, scientists are able to make quantifiable predictions about the end […]

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Martin Rees: Our Universe and Others

Martin Rees: Our Universe and Others

| May 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

Here we have one of the more recent talks from the “Philosophy of Cosmology” project. The speaker is Martin Rees — a renowned British cosmologist and astrophysicist. In this talk, he does general overview of what astrophysics and cosmology can tell us about our universe, starting with our solar system and ending with the bigger picture. This naturally leads to […]

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Physics News of the Week: News on Wormholes and Black Holes

Physics News of the Week: News on Wormholes and Black Holes

| May 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

It’s Sunday and, as always, let’s look at what’s been going on in the world of physics. Here is a summary of the top 3 physics news with some additional links added below. If you would like to receive these news, as well as free physics books, videos and articles straight to your email box, […]

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TEDx: The Family Tree of the Universe

TEDx: The Family Tree of the Universe

| May 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

Here’s a new TEDx talk by Debbie Bard, a cosmologist and project scientist at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory. Bard started her career studying the very smallest things in the cosmos, earning a doctorate in particle physics from the University of Edinburgh and working as a post-doctoral scholar at Imperial College London. Today Bard researches the structure and […]

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