|Author:||Neil Turok,Paul J. Steinhardt|
|Title:||Endless Universe: Beyond the Big Bang -- Rewriting Cosmic History|
|Format:||docx doc lrf lit|
|ePUB size:||1239 kb|
|FB2 size:||1277 kb|
|DJVU size:||1358 kb|
|Category:||Astronomy and Space Science|
|Publisher:||Broadway Books; Reprint edition (June 3, 2008)|
Should their approach someday be confirmed, it would result in a major upheaval to our understanding of how everything-space, time, and matter-came to be. -Brian Greene, author of The Elegant Universe and The Fabric of the Cosmos. For the past twenty years, the combination of the big bang theory plus inflation has offered cosmologists an unbeatable one-two knockout punch. Steinhardt has been a public vocal critic of inflation going so far to say that it isn't even science since one can get just about any prediction from the theory since it is so general in nature. This is also discussed in the book. My disagreement with the theory is that it is based on string theory and brane theory.
In Endless Universe, Paul J. Steinhardt and Neil Turok, both distinguished theoretical physicists, present a bold new cosmology. Steinhardt and Turok contend that what we think of as the moment of creation was simply part of an infinite cycle of titanic collisions between our universe and a parallel world (Discover). They recount the remarkable developments in astronomy, particle physics, and superstring theory that form the basis for their groundbreaking Cyclic Universe theory.
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Endless Universe is so important because it recognizes how our views change with almost every new development. It looks ahead and asks the question "Hey, are we wrong? What if there wasn't a big bang? Did something else happen? What's this Guth's rabbit? How can we develop an alternate explanation in case something else really happened" which cogent evidence seems to indicate. It's not the easiest book in the world to follow but it is Physics so what do you expect? But it is riveting and quite fascinating and worth a read.
by Neil Turok and Paul J. Steinhardt. Two prominent players in physics and cosmology (Steinhardt of Princeton and Turok of Cambridge) lay out in a very readable popular science book a fundamentally new theory, which started as the Ekpyrotic universe (terrible name) in 2001 and has evolved into the cyclic universe, a theory that challenges the prevailing big bang theory. The big bang theory in its current form envisions a multi-universe with endless space of which our universe is only a tiny part. The cyclic model envisions repeating versions of a single universe spread out over endless time
Endless Universe: Beyond the Big Bang infinite collisions between our universe and a parallel world According to this theory, the Big Bang was not the beginning of time but the bridge to a past. PAUL J. STEINHARDT is the Albert Einstein Professor in science and on the faculty of the departments of physics and astrophysical sciences at Princeton University. NEIL TUROK is professor of Mathematical Physics at Cambridge University. He was born in South Africa and read Natural Sciences at Churchill College Cambridge before taking a PhD at Imperial College. According to this theory, the Big Bang was not the beginning of time but the bridge to a past filled with endlessly.