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  SPACE.com -- 'Brane-Storm' Challenges Part of Big Bang Theory
But instead of a universe springing forth in a violent instant from an infinitely small point of infinite density, the new view argues that our universe was created when two parallel "membranes" collided cataclysmically after evolving slowly in five-dimensional space over an exceedingly long period of time.
Turner said astronomers have reacted with great excitement to the new theory, in part because the idea of alternate dimensions is largely new to most of them.
Cosmologists tend to welcome the idea as a healthy potential alternative to certain aspects of the Big Bang, but are cautious about the theory's prospects.
www.space.com /scienceastronomy/astronomy/bigbang_alternative_010413-1.html   (600 words)

  Highbeam Encyclopedia - Search Results for Cosmologist
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The Washington Post; 3/20/2004; Chris Herlinger; 421 words; George F.R. Ellis, a South African cosmologist and mathematician who is equally at home in the realm of social criticism and political activism, is the winner of the 2004 Templeton...
www.encyclopedia.com /SearchResults.aspx?Q=Cosmologist   (1248 words)

  Teacher Primer on Cosmology
The universe at this time experiences what some cosmologist believe was a very rapid inflation that created the immense size of the universe and also amplified any small difference that existed at this very early stage.
None the less, one very important piece of this puzzle to understand is that at this very early time when the universe is only fractions of a second old the proton to neutron ratios that we now see today have been established and the path to present day is set.
The study of the cosmic microwave background and the clues that have lead cosmologist to proposing the possibility of dark matter and dark energy began in 1989 with the launch of a satellite called COBE (COsmic Background Explorer) which carried with it three specialized instruments to measure the cosmic microwave background.
astro.uchicago.edu /~randy/curriculm.web/Teacher_Primer_on_Cosmology.htm   (2470 words)

 Infinite universe given the flat Earth treatment - smh.com.au
Cosmologist Dr Janna Levin believes the theory that the universe has no end is flawed.
The cosmologist is not suggesting the universe has an edge, only that space may eventually curve back on itself so that it can't go on forever.
Macquarie University cosmologist Paul Davies said current observation which favoured "a universe expanding forever and being spatially infinite" was based on a "simple cosmological model" of Einstein's work not updated since the 1920s.
www.smh.com.au /articles/2002/12/08/1038950273151.html   (465 words)

 Fred Hoyle   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The book is full of fascinating ferment through the 40s and 50s, when his contributions to radar were important to the war effort, and his contributions to physics were seminal.
Cosmologists basically take ideas derived from mathematics and attempt to cast them on to the entire universe — and they have an incredible record of success in predicting subsequent observations.
It is not too much to say that theirs is the pinnacle of human rationality in terms of understanding the observable universe, from the tiniest particles to the most gigantic structures of intergalactic space.
www.goodbyemag.com /jul01/hoyle.html   (1767 words)

 GSReport:Immortal Universe   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Cosmologist Andrei Linde says the Big Bang theory is all wrong.
Unresolved in the ruminations of Big Bang theorists is whether this "inflationary" universe will keep on expanding forever or will one day reach a point of maximum expansion and then start collapsing back to the singularity from which it came.
But now a leading cosmologist, Andrei Linde, says the Big Bang idea is all wrong.
www.gsreport.com /articles/art000095.html   (664 words)

 WebWire | UC Berkeley, LBNL cosmologist George F. Smoot awarded 2006 Nobel Prize in Physics
03 October 2006 - BERKELEY — Cosmologist George F. Smoot, who led a team that obtained the first images of the infant universe, confirming the predictions of the Big Bang theory, was awarded the 2006 Nobel Prize in Physics today.
Smoot, a professor of physics at the University of California, Berkeley, and an astrophysicist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), shares the prize with John C. Mather of NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md. This is UC Berkeley’s twentieth Nobel Prize since Ernest O. Lawrence won in 1939, and its eighth physics Nobel.
Cosmologists had believed that in the early universe, matter had been evenly distributed.
www.webwire.com /ViewPressRel.asp?aId=21492   (1393 words)

 Soviet cosmologist at Stanford shows new view of universe
STANFORD -- When cosmologist Andrei Linde departed for Moscow on May 28 to speak at a congress of physicists honoring the late Andrei Sakharov, he carried a videotape of the universe in his briefcase.
Andrei Linde is one of the originators of the inflationary universe scenario, which many cosmologists accept as a likely explanation of how the universe formed.
The May 27-31 Sakharov Congress will be the first time that his fellow physicists have seen a three-dimensional, animated computer simulation of what the exponentially expanding universe must look like.
www.stanford.edu /dept/news/pr/91/910529Arc1353.html   (1039 words)

 Pleased to meet you … » Q & A with the Monday Morning Cosmologist: Dark Matter and the Cosmological ...
This week astronomers announced that they have found solid evidence of “dark matter”;, an elusive substance that may account for up to 25% of Everything in the Universe.
Cosmologists are breathing a little easier now, since they can now account for a large chunk of the Cosmic Budget.
Cosmologists, physicists, and astronomers my be sleeping better now, but I’m still staring at the ceiling at night, wondering What in the World is Going on Out There.
www.10thcircle.com /10/?p=116   (792 words)

 SN 12.48: Lokayatika Sutta
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The cosmologist (lokayata) schools of thought reasoned from what they saw as the basic principles of the physical cosmos in formulating their teachings on how life should be lived.
Although the cosmologists of India in the Buddha's time differed on first principles, they tended to be more unanimous in using their first principles — whatever they were — to argue for hedonism as the best approach to life.
www.accesstoinsight.org /canon/samyutta/sn12-48.html   (654 words)

 Science close to viewing the beginning of time, UW cosmologist says
When it comes to inflation, cosmologists are pondering a future that probably would leave even Alan Greenspan scratching his head.
Of course, the Federal Reserve chairman is merely concerned with economic policy and hasn't had to stare down the complexities of how the universe pumped up after the Big Bang.
It was just a decade ago that a National Aeronautics and Space Administration project called the Cosmic Background Explorer, or COBE, began returning data aimed at mapping the universe's background radiation, which was first observed in 1965.
www.eurekalert.org /pub_releases/2002-03/uow-sct031802.php   (637 words)

 Cosmologist Stephen Hawking   (Site not responding. Last check: )
To prepare for a visit from the world-famous disabled cosmologist, students and faculty have been reading "A Briefer History of Time," the 2005 sequel to Hawking's 1988 bestseller popularizing the mysteries of the universe.
This Thursday (March 8), one-time seminars on the book will be presented at UC Berkeley by Nobel Prize-winning cosmologist George Smoot and astronomer Alex Filippenko, a world-renowned expert on exploding stars, fl holes and galaxies.
Since the early 1990s, data from probes, satellites and the Hubble Space Telescope have allowed cosmologists to not only measure the expansion of the universe, but to show it is accelerating.
www.alsindependence.com /cosmologist_stephen_hawking.htm   (677 words)

 uwnews.org | Leading cosmologist to speak about 'dark matter' and mysterious 'dark energy' that make up most of the ...
Leading cosmologist to speak about 'dark matter' and mysterious 'dark energy' that make up most of the universe
An internationally recognized cosmologist will explain the latest theories about "dark matter" and "dark energy," the invisible components that scientists say make up most of the universe.
Michael Turner, professor and chairman of the Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics at the University of Chicago, will speak on "The Dark Side of the Universe: Beyond Stars and the 'Starstuff' We Are Made Of." The lecture is scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 7 at 7:30 p.m.
uwnews.washington.edu /ni/article.asp?articleID=2165   (344 words)

 History of the Universe
This is the age that is studied by "Quantum Cosmologists" such as Prof.
At this age and temperature, matter and antimatter existed in almost equal amounts, but they were both dominated by the background energy of the universe.
The current laws of physics that make up the so-called "Standard Model" break down as quantum cosmologists try to make sense of what the universe was like at this time, which is known as the "Planck Epoch," in which the laws of quantum gravity (gravity at subatomic scales) should have dominated.
filer.case.edu /~sjr16/cosmos_history.html   (1461 words)

 Answers In Action - Cosmologist Hawking Reverses His View on Black Hole Information
One of the basic tenets of modern physics is that cosmological information (the stuff of the universe) is always conserved and at least hypothetically recoverable -- that is, that one can always reconstruct the past from the residue of information of today.
In the late 1960s and early 1970s, however, cosmologist Stephen Hawking and others postulated that in the case of "fl holes" -- locations in the universe where "gravitational abysses" swallow matter, energy, and even light -- such information was irretrievable, overturning this basic assumption of modern physics.
Since then, many physicists, especially those working with "string theory" -- which hopes to produce a "Theory of Everything" that would explain all the forces of nature -- believed they had discovered evidence that information from fl holes was hypothetically recoverable and that Hawking's assumption was false.
answers.org /news/article.php?story=20040722111207979   (480 words)

 ESA Science & Technology: Fred Hoyle, astronomer, cosmologist and author (1915 - 2001)
Fred Hoyle, astronomer, cosmologist and author (1915 - 2001)
Professor Sir Fred Hoyle, astronomer, cosmologist and science author has died at the age of 86.
Although best known as a supporter of the Steady State theory of the Universe, and a determined opponent of the commonly accepted Big Bang theory, Hoyle also received international acclaim for his original work on stars, galaxies, gravity and the origin of atoms.
sci.esa.int /content/news/index.cfm?aid=1&cid=1&oid=28154   (354 words)

 Cosmologist - Slackerpedia Galactica
Alternatively someone who studies the large scale structure and formation of the Universe.
As astronomers are often confused with astrologers, cosmologists are sometimes confused with cosmetologists.
This is not entirely inappropriate as both professions study the effects of gravity on aging bodies.
www.slackerpedia.org /slackerpedia/index.php/Cosmologist   (51 words)

 Where Does Trust Come From? - [In] Security - Network Computing   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Such thinking reminds me of a joke I once heard: A few years ago, a famous cosmologist who had just won a Nobel prize was asked to give a campus-wide address at the local university.
When the talk was over, the cosmologist asked for questions from the audience.
Of course, the cosmologist was taken aback by such a crazy query, but after a quick bit of thought, he responded, "Thanks for the interesting question ma'am.
www.networkcomputing.com /showArticle.jhtml?articleID=60401141   (821 words)

 IC Reporter, Science insight - The reluctant cosmologist
Dr Andy Albrecht didn't want to become a cosmologist as an undergraduate at Cornell University in New York.
One of cosmologists' current aims is to trace what they call the 'redshift', or the third dimension, which represents the speed at which the galaxy is moving away from us.
When cosmologists look back through space, and therefore back through time as well because light takes billions of years to reach us, they run up against that opaqueness.
www.ic.ac.uk /publications/reporterarchive/0042/science.htm   (662 words)

 Preview: 'Missing' Dark Matter Is Really There, Says Hebrew University Cosmologist
Preview: 'Missing' Dark Matter Is Really There, Says Hebrew University Cosmologist
'Missing' Dark Matter Is Really There, Says Hebrew University Cosmologist
Once styled as Earth's twin, Venus was transformed from a haven for water to a fiery hell by an unstoppable greenhouse effect, according to an investigation by the first space probe to visit our closest neighbour...
www.physorg.com /preview6850.html   (243 words)

oth a priest and a cosmologist, Georges Lemaître (1894-1966), perhaps not unexpectedly, spent much of his career studying the origin of the universe.
After a stint as an artillery officer in the Belgian army during World War I, he entered a seminary and was ordained a priest in the early 1920s.
His basic idea has become the most widely accepted model for how the universe originated, what we today call the Big Bang.
www.pbs.org /wnet/hawking/cosmostar/html/cstars_lemai.html   (172 words)

 George Smoot - cosmologist - Interview Omni - Find Articles   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Leading the team that made what Stephen Hawking calls "the discovery of the century, if not all time," cosmologist George F. Smoot announced the stunning breakthrough at an American Physical Society meeting in April 1992.
When he observed the distant galaxies moving away from us at prodigious speeds, they looked to him like they'd been expelled in some primordial explosion--if their flight path could be run backward, they would all coalesce into the original fireball.
Belgian cosmologist Georges Lemaitre first voiced the idea of a "primeval aton" in 1927.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m1430/is_n6_v16/ai_15144668   (875 words)

 Cosmologist, author Rocky Kolb will visit NIU on Nov. 3   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Cosmologist, author Rocky Kolb will visit NIU on Nov. 3
DeKalb, Ill. — Cosmologist Rocky Kolb, a well known author, popular speaker and pioneering researcher on the early universe, will visit Northern Illinois University to lead a colloquium from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.
The public is invited to attend the event, which will include a question-and-answer period.
www.niu.edu /PubAffairs/RELEASES/2006/oct/rocky.shtml   (399 words)

 Cosmologist to ponder the alpha and omega of the universe
Cosmologist to ponder the alpha and omega of the universe
Andrei Linde to explore the mysteries of string theory, dark energy and shape of the cosmos in free public lecture set for Dec. 15
Superstring theorist Brian Greene, author of The Elegant Universe and host of the TV series of the same name, will open the weeklong symposium with a technical talk.
news-service.stanford.edu /news/2004/december8/lindeadv-1208.html   (787 words)

 PND - - Cosmologist Receives 2006 Templeton Prize
PND - - Cosmologist Receives 2006 Templeton Prize
The John Templeton Foundation in Radnor, Pennsylvania, has awarded the 2006 Templeton Prize to cosmologist John D. Barrow, whose writings about the relationship between life and the universe and the nature of human understanding have created new perspectives on questions regarding science and religion.
Established in 1972 by financier and philanthropist Sir John Templeton, the prize — which comes with a cash award of $1.4 million — honors those who advance knowledge in spiritual matters and, in terms of monetary value, is the largest annual prize given to an individual.
www.foundationcenter.org /pnd/news/story_print.jhtml?id=135900004   (387 words)

 Paul Davies: Home
If you want to go BEYOND and visit my new research center, it's here.
I am a theoretical physicist and cosmologist by profession, but these days I also work in astrobiology, a new field of research that seeks to understand the origin and evolution of life, and to search for life beyond Earth.
I was born in London, and spent most of my life in the UK.
cosmos.asu.edu   (435 words)

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