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Form of the singularity?

  1. Mar 3, 2012 #1
    If at the beginning of the universe there was no matter, would this mean that the singularity before the "Big-Bang" was a pure/fundamental state of energy? If so, would the "god particle" be a flawed concept?; would it not be a theoretical form of energy rather than a particle?
     
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  3. Mar 3, 2012 #2
    The sad but exciting answer is nobody knows as we cant get near understanding the detail of the physics of the big bang without a quantum theory of gravity and the approaches so far (Thorne and Hawking) are limited. By the way you said 'before the big bang' convention states there was no 'before' it was space-time which came into existence. The exciting part is physics is far from finished :)
     
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