Relativity and Cosmology


New Developments: The Big Bang - in Controversy

Authors: Roger A. Rydin, Stephen J. Crothers

Recall that Einstein's fiendishly complex equations of gravity can be solved exactly only if we assume that the Universe on the large-scale is homogeneous - that is, it looks the same from every place. This assumption, enshrined in the Cosmological Principle, leads to the Friedman-Robertson-Walker solutions: the Big Bang models. Abandon that assumption and everything we thought we knew about the Universe gets jettisoned, as New Scientist has pointed out (21 August 1999, p 22).

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