No big bang ... no beginning ... and no end.

30 Jul 2010

At July 29th (see July 30th) ... Wan-Yi Shu has proposed a new class of cosmological model that may bit observations of the universe better than the current big bang model. What this means specifically is that the new model might explain the increasing acceleration of the universe without relying on a cosmological constant such as dark energy, as well as solve or eliminate other cosmological dilemmas such as the flatness problem and the horizon problem. Wan-Yi Shu is a name to remember. He is a professor at a university in Taiwan and his study is available oof in full.

He says the speed of light is simply a conversion factor between time and space in 'spacetime', on of the properties of spacetime geometry. Since the universe is expanding, he says, the conversion factor somehow varies in accordance with the evolution of the universe which means the speed of light varies with cosmic time. The work is anovel theory in which the physical dimensions of mass, time and length are converted into earch other or might also be described as a novel theory about how the geometry of spacetime and the distribution of mass-energy interact. It dispels problems such as the big bang, dark energy and the flat universe in one stroke but Casey Kazan at Daily Galaxy adds, it doesn't explain the existence and structure of the cosmic microwave background, the echo of the Big Bang, the constancy of light and requires an acceptance of a vast new set of potentil phenomena related to the interchangeable relationships between mass, space and time.