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1894 – Lemaitre – bio

George Lemaitre was born in 1894 in Belgium and was an astronomer and physicist who became known for promoting the theory of an expanding universe. In 1927, he published an article titled, “A Homogeneous Universe of Constant Mass and Increasing Radius accounting for the Radial Velocity of Extra Galactic Nebulae”, which used the relativity equations […]

The Fantastic Fracture

At the “beginning” of the universe, when there was no time-space, the universe was more like a single point encompassing everything, a singularity with no time-space at all. In order for the universe to become something other than “everything”, it did not need to expand, in fact, that would be impossible since it was everything. […]

The Universe Sucks

Forget the “Big Bang” theory. The universe didn’t explode outward with unbelievable force and heat. It is more correct to describe the beginning of our universe as an inward collapse, a great sucking implosion. But neither explosion nor implosion correctly describe what happened. The description of an explosion depends upon the idea that time-space is […]

The Beginning of the Universe

The beginning of the universe, for beginners – Tom Whyntie View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/the-beginning-of-the-universe-for-beginners-tom-whyntie How did the universe begin — and how is it expanding? CERN physicist Tom Whyntie shows how cosmologists and particle physicists explore these questions by replicating the heat, energy, and activity of the first few seconds of our universe, from right […]