static universe

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cosmological constant

Albert Einstein (1879—1955) German-born American theoretical physicist

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A universe that is neither expanding nor contracting. A. Einstein constructed such a model by adding the cosmological constant to his equations of general relativity. Such a universe is incompatible with the observed Hubble law. See also expanding universe.

Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics.

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