Tag: cosmology

Physics News of the Week: Acoustic Levitation and a Century-Old Puzzle

Physics News of the Week: Acoustic Levitation and a Century-Old Puzzle

| January 11, 2015 | 0 Comments

It’s that time of the week again when we take a look at the top news from the world of physics. As always, here are the top 3 news stories with the corresponding links. To receive these news to your email address, register for our email newsletter. 1. Acoustic Levitation Made Simple (Jan 5) A […]

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Physics News of the Week: Dark Future of the Universe

Physics News of the Week: Dark Future of the Universe

| November 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

It’s another beautiful Sunday and it’s time to take a look at what’s been going on in the world of physics this week. Here are the top 3 news stories with additional links. If you would like to receive these news to your email box, register for our email newsletter. 1. Can the Wave Function […]

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Lawrence Krauss: Inflation to Eternity

Lawrence Krauss: Inflation to Eternity

| October 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

In this talk at the CERN Colloquium on Cosmological Physics Lawrence Krauss tackles the topic of cosmic inflation. The last decade or two have represented the golden age of observational cosmology, producing a revolution in our picture of the Universe on its largest scales, and perhaps also its smallest ones. One of the ideas that has in […]

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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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