The Big Bang Never Happened, New Research Suggests

Tuesday, 28 November 2017 - 11:52AM
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Tuesday, 28 November 2017 - 11:52AM
The Big Bang Never Happened, New Research Suggests
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It might be the most accepted theory of the beginning of the universe, but new research suggests the Big Bang may have never happened. 
 
In a paper titled "Bouncing cosmology inspired by regular black holes," physicist Juliano Cesar Silva Neves, of the University of Campinas's Mathematics, Statistics & Scientific Computation Institute (IMECC-UNICAMP) in Brazil, challenges the concept that time ever had a beginning point, and that the expanding universe we live in today was preceded by a contraction.

"I believe the Big Bang never happened," Neves told Neves was quoted by Phys.org.
 
His work seeks to prove that there was no explosion; instead, he believes that there was a repeating growing/shrinking cycle thought of as "bouncing cosmology." 
 
The Big Bang Theory has been widely accepted, emboldened by astronomer Edwin Hubble's discovery that almost all galaxies are speeding away from each other, and Einstein's theory of general relativity.

However, Neves expresses that simply by removing the concept of a Big Bang incident, the universe would sensibly be a thing of eternal expansion and collapse. 

 
"Eliminating the singularity or Big Bang," Neves says, "brings back the bouncing universe on to the theoretical stage of cosmology. The absence of a singularity at the start of spacetime opens up the possibility that vestiges of a previous contraction phase may have withstood the phase change and may still be with us in the ongoing expansion of the universe." 
 
Neves turns to black holes to prove his theories.

The objects, consisting of the imploded core of an exploded star, its immeasurable gravity makes it a singularity—but black holes are not defined by what's inside, but by their event horizons.

Outside the horizon, space is as it was—inside, it's an inescapable gravity suck. 
 
Of course, we've never visited a black hole, but the accepted mathematics of what science uses to explain them involves mathematical tweaking to allow relativity to explain why black holes are what they are.

Neves says none of this gives any reason to believe a Big Bang singularity could have ever formed, and instead would like to focus on finding evidence of the contraction phase he believes led to the current expansion, and thinks we should be searching for the "remnants of black holes from a previous phase of universal contraction that may have survived the bounce."  
 
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