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Jul23-14 11:07 PM Greg Bernhardt 
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Jan16-12 Greg Bernhardt
To have an enjoyable cosmo forum we needed a balance between mental freedom on the one hand and a shared knowledge...
Aug2-14 07:51 PM
marcus
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The new A20 tabular calculator lets you look at changing geometry out to about 88 billion years according to the...
Jun11-14 11:00 AM
Jorrie
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Hello, Let me first start off by saying that I have no formal Education or background in Physics or Astronomy save...
Jan27-12 07:47 AM
yenchin
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- is it a fair enough statement to say that gravity is both infite in range and instantaneous in effect? - if you...
Feb17-11 04:26 AM
Chalnoth
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I believe it is possible to have an endless universe and for it yet to have an edge. Think of the universe as a...
Dec8-07 08:46 PM
pyrojelli
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Just a physics buff so bear with me, this has been bothering but I am sure there is a simple answer. I watch a lot...
Jul8-09 11:46 AM
marcus
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If there were no Space-Time before the Big Bang, then where did that explosion took placed?
Jun20-11 12:26 AM
narrator
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I read an article in this months Discover magazine that stated that cosmic rays are atoms of the elements from...
May24-06 11:18 AM
Qmon
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Hi All Let's assume the Universe's topology is a standard hypersphere (i.e. it's finite) and it's only a bit...
Apr21-09 03:12 AM
qraal
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This article on 4th Quantisation http://arxiv.org/pdf/1304.0259v3.pdf Takes the WDW equation to 3rd Quantisation...
Apr22-14 07:02 AM
bapowell
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In QFT the background field is 2nd Quantised as opposed to remaining classical What exactly gets 2nd Quantised in...
Apr21-14 09:30 PM
Mordred
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I have just seen this paper on constructing a cosmology for the accelerated expansion of the universe through...
Apr21-14 09:54 PM
Mordred
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If the DeSitter Universe is modelled by Empty Universe 1. Very Early Universe with Inflaton Field 2. Very Far...
May31-14 06:28 AM
Quantizer
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Given The Hawking-Hartle state is an initial state of the very early universe If the universe very far in the...
Jul1-14 03:36 PM
PeterDonis
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Hi: The principle states that : the universe is homogeneous and isotropic. Then we have three solutions often...
Jan28-07 07:39 AM
Garth
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American Scientists Online: see full issue: September-October 2007 Other Formats: PDF Modern Cosmology: Science...
Aug31-07 08:48 AM
oldman
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What went bang to start everything?
Aug31-07 10:29 AM
ZapperZ
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This is a big hole in the sky. Although you can't see it with the naked eye it actually covers almost 3 degrees of the...
Jan29-08 09:31 PM
Loki Mythos
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I know that electromagentic waves do not need any type of medium, but why wouldn't it be possible for dak matter to...
Jun1-06 05:36 PM
selfAdjoint
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I was reading in some "Discover" magazine on the universe in which they were talking on the pre-Big Bang universe with...
Dec23-09 05:00 PM
QuantuMekanic
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:confused: How much physics do i need to know to embark on cosmology Do i need to be a complete expert in GR???
Nov12-07 04:02 PM
Wallace
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Is our universe a 3 sphere expanding in time into nothing?????? OR i
Dec14-07 03:50 AM
cristo
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Is there an event horizon beyond the visible universe where the laws of physics kind of get cut off, a limitation to...
Aug13-12 03:51 PM
Khashishi
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If you take it to its extremes and space continues to expand at an accelerated rate, what happens when? 1) space is...
Aug20-12 11:08 AM
Aimless
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Ok so me and a few of my physics (& Maths) friends were arguing this. I argued that it must be finite in size,...
Mar14-12 02:21 AM
bill alsept
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We know that the CMB has been decreasing in temperature since the big bang. This is due to the continuing expansion of...
Jun29-08 08:09 PM
jonmtkisco
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To begin with, I'll let you know I am a student. I am prone to theoretical physics and philosophy over cold, hard,...
Dec5-07 02:27 PM
QuantumMechanic
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Does anyone have any information regarding the lack of knowledge as to what happened during the first three seconds of...
Dec6-07 10:20 AM
Garth
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There is so much hooplah floating around cyber-space. And there's way too much to talk about in terms of BBT. So, how...
Dec13-07 10:26 AM
Janus
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What role does the anthropic principle play in modern cosmology? How can we justify it? (Is it merely good old common...
Aug8-11 11:12 AM
rbj
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Based on the idea that when matter is compressed and heated things tend to fuse and go to a “simpler state” the idea...
Aug16-08 01:59 PM
Quasar2287
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Ho :), I would like to know how exactly stars and galaxies are spread out throughout the universe. Are...
Mar28-10 08:18 AM
graybass
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Please help me with this question. Thanks
Mar27-10 05:32 PM
quddusaliquddus
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First let me state my current understanding so that I can be corrected if not on the right page-- Given "zooming out"...
May22-12 06:57 PM
QuestionMarks
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Let's assume as per the anthropic principle, for the mere sake of argument alone, that the physical constants of the...
Jan23-14 01:33 PM
Chalnoth
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I've been mauling some questions about the end/edge of our universe in my head over the last couple hours, and Google...
Mar25-12 09:13 AM
Quiksilver421
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and is my new thinking , which is taking me down a path of thought that, if objects in the observable universe...
Apr25-11 10:04 AM
bcrowell
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If the Universe is 96 billion light years across and 13.7 billion years old, then doesn't that mean that the Universe...
Feb7-08 09:09 PM
drewterry
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I'm aware I'm raising a topic which must have been discussed several times, but I couldn't find anything specific to...
Apr13-12 01:59 PM
Mark M
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I guess I don't have much to say about this other than it's pretty amazing if it's true and I wanted to bring it to...
Sep16-10 04:43 PM
cristo
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I have been following stories about dark matter and have, I think, a layman's grasp of it, to whit: In 1933 the Swiss...
Apr5-14 07:43 PM
berkeman
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The concept of spacetime ripping or breaking (down) is common in science fiction, but does it have any basis in real...
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Chronos
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