Loose Ends

Michael Munowitz

in Knowing

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780195167375
Published online September 2007 | e-ISBN: 9780199787104 | DOI:
Loose Ends

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This excursion into physical law concludes with a peek over the horizon, a glimpse into the knowable unknown. Three principal issues are considered: (1) the origin of the universe, currently modeled as an “inflationary Big Bang”; (2) the cosmic dark matter and dark energy; and (3) the ultimate structure of matter on the smallest of scales, particularly as envisioned by string theory.

Keywords: Big Bang; dark energy; dark matter; inflationary universe; string theory

Chapter.  16263 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: History of Science and Technology

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