The universe may have existed forever, according to a new model that applies quantum correction terms to complement Einstein’s theory of general relativity. The model may also account for dark matter and dark energy, resolving multiple problems at once. (Ah, Occam’s Razor at work!)
“The Big Bang singularity is the most serious problem of general relativity because the laws of physics appear to break down there,” Ahmed Farag Ali at Benha University and the Zewail City of Science and Technology, both in Egypt, told Phys.org.
The laws of physics can’t “break down”, because if they do then they aren’t laws at all (hey, Chief Justice Roberts is really a physicist!).
In all seriousness, this spells the end of many of the problems that physicists wrangle with. No dark matter. No dark energy. No Star Trek: Into Darkness…well, I and other nerds wish for that, but it’s too late.
Ali and coauthor Saurya Das at the University of Lethbridge in Alberta, Canada, have shown in a paper published in Physics Letters B that the Big Bang singularity can be resolved by their new model in which the universe has no beginning and no end.
No beginning and no end. Now where have I heard that before?
“I am the Alpha and the Omega,” says the Lord God, “who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty.” – Revelation 1:8 and Revelation 22:13