Where is the Universe? Cosmological Questions
Temporal Spatial Compositional Teleological Behind physics is the more ancient and honorable tradition of attempts to understand where the world came from, where it is going, and why. P. J. E. Peebles
Early Conceptions Babylonian
Egyptian Hebraic Pre-Socratic Aristotelian Geocentric/Aristotelian
Principle of Plenitude Quintessence Medieval
Dantes Moral Cosmolog y
Geocentri c Theology based Copernican Cosmos Matter & Space
So, the Universe is Created? Changing?
Mayb e..... DEFINITELY NOT!
Geometry 0 Uniform: homogeneous & isotropic Congruence geometry Euclidean (Euclid)
Spherical (Riemann) Hyperbolic (Gauss, Lobachevski, Bolyai) Geometry 1 Euclidean 1 parallel Triangle: 180o C=D
Geometry 2 Spherical 0 parallels Triangle: >180o C
Triangle: <180o C>D Geometry Affects Appearance Euclidean Spherical Hyperbolic
Einstein Special Relativity
General Relativity Mass curves Spacetime Solutions of Einsteins
Field Equations Space-Time Evolving universe
Cosmological constant Evolving Universes How much can we see? Hubbles Law
V = H0 D Everything recedes from everything! Abundance of Light Isotopes Cosmic Microwave
Background Radiation Tiny (significant) Fluctuations Hot Big Bang Model Problems
Horizon problem Flatness problem
Goldilocks problem More? Inflation
=1 Dark Matter: The Evidence Peculiar motion stars (Oort) Coma cluster (Zwicky)
ClusterSim Galaxy rotation GalRot Galaxy clusters Superclusters of NGC3198
Dark Matter: What is it? Baryonic MACHOs Planets Brown dwarfs Red dwarfs
Black holesDark Matter Hot gas Non-Baryonic
HDM Neutrinos CDM WIMPs Not Dark Matter
Axions Photinos Quark nuggets Whats the Matter? Accidents Happen Find the Supernova
How Its Done Supernovae SNAP CMB
Penzias/Wilson COBE
Boomerang WMAP Dark Energy Cosmological
constant () or vacuum energy constant Quintessence Dynamic Evolving Spatially
dependent k-essence tracker fields predicted by some particle
physics theories Whats the Universe? Putting It All Together Recipe for Our Universe History of Universe
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