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The Beginning of Everything
« on: November 30, 2012, 08:59:52 am »
A new paradigm for understanding the earliest eras in the history of the universe has been developed by scientists at Penn State University. Using techniques from an area of modern physics called loop quantum cosmology, developed at Penn State, the scientists now have extended analyses that include quantum physics farther back in time than ever before -- all the way to the beginning.

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/11/121129143452.htm

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Re: The Beginning of Everything
« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2012, 07:20:37 pm »
Quote from: Dragonoake;82871
A new paradigm for understanding the earliest eras in the history of the universe has been developed by scientists at Penn State University. Using techniques from an area of modern physics called loop quantum cosmology, developed at Penn State, the scientists now have extended analyses that include quantum physics farther back in time than ever before -- all the way to the beginning.

From the article: 'The team's results also identify a narrower range of parameters for  which the new paradigm predicts novel effects, distinguishing it from  standard inflation. Ashtekar said, "It is exciting that we soon may be  able to test different predictions from these two theories against  future discoveries with next-generation observational missions. Such  experiments will help us to continue gaining a deeper understanding of  the very, very early universe."'

Wow. Something that might be testable in the near term out coming out of loop quantum mechanics. This is the most exciting part of this. :)
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