Big Bang and the seconds before it

Note: I wrote this on my earlier blog hosted as https://blogs.seds.org/pradeep. I recovered the text from the WayBack Machine. This post appeared on July 2, 2007 as per the timestamp. I’m trying to collect here again all my old writings spread on various blogs.

I’ll just give a small brief description here since the Bad Astronomer has already elaborated. Also, the official news post of the story is here.

Till now, our mathematics limited our predictions to the slices of seconds ahead of the actual moment of the Big Bang. Now, it seems, Martin Bojowald, an assistant professor of physics at Penn State University has broken through this barrier to predict what happened at the exact moment of the Big Bang and the moments before it. He did this using (and he’s still working on it) what’s called the Loop Quantum Gravity (LQG for short). In-depth details in the links above.

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