“All that Matter … in One Big Bang …”, &Other Cosmological Singularities
AbstractThe first part of this paper contains a brief description of the beginnings of modern cosmology, which, the author will argue, was most likely born in the year 1912. Some of the pieces of evidence presented here have emerged from recent research in the history of science and are not usually shared with the general audiences in popular science books. In particular, the issue of the correct formulation of the original Big Bang concept, according to the precise words of Fred Hoyle, is discussed. Too often, this point is very deficiently explained (when not just misleadingly) in most of the available generalist literature. Other frequent uses of the same words, Big Bang, as to name the initial singularity of the cosmos, and also whole cosmological models, are then addressed, as evolutions of its original meaning. Quantum and inflationary additions to the celebrated singularity theorems by Penrose, Geroch, Hawking and others led to subsequent results by Borde, Guth and Vilenkin. Additionally, corresponding corrections to the Einstein field equations have originated, in particular,
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Elizalde, E. “All that Matter … in One Big Bang …”, &Other Cosmological Singularities. Galaxies 2018, 6, 25.
Elizalde E. “All that Matter … in One Big Bang …”, &Other Cosmological Singularities. Galaxies. 2018; 6(1):25.Chicago/Turabian Style
Elizalde, Emilio. 2018. "“All that Matter … in One Big Bang …”, &Other Cosmological Singularities." Galaxies 6, no. 1: 25.
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