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Three trillion years from now, the universe

posted by Jason Kottke   May 31, 2007

Three trillion years from now, the universe will be observably static, the Milky Way alone, and scientists of the day likely won’t be able to “infer that the beginning involved a Big Bang”.

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Stephen Hawking and Thomas Hertog are publishing

posted by Jason Kottke   Jun 21, 2006

Stephen Hawking and Thomas Hertog are publishing a paper that argues that the universe “began in just about every way imaginable” simultaneously and then most of the possibilites withered away with the rest blending together to make the current universe.

Maybe the universe is a trillion years

posted by Jason Kottke   May 05, 2006

Maybe the universe is a trillion years old and has experienced several big bangs and big collapses over the years. “People have inferred that time began then, but there really wasn’t any reason for that inference. What we are proposing is very radical. It’s saying there was time before the big bang.”

Jim Holt asks Freeman Dyson, Lawrence Krauss,

posted by Jason Kottke   Oct 31, 2005

Jim Holt asks Freeman Dyson, Lawrence Krauss, Ed Witten and other in trying to figure out how the universe will end. Further reading: Time Without End by Freeman Dyson, Frank Tipler’s Omega Point theory, and The Physics of Extra-Terrestrial Civilizations by Michio Kaku.