Almost 20 years before the late Fred Hoyle and his colleagues devised the Steady State Theory, it turns out that Albert Einstein toyed with a similar idea: that the universe was eternal, expanding outward with a consistent input of spontaneously generating matter. But, of course, it’s more complicated than that. Continued here….
It seems like Stephen Hawking has become his own brand these days. For example, my daughter loves to play with the new iPad app: Stephen Hawking’s Snapshots of the Universe. It’s a neat tool for helping kids visualize relativity. And while I don’t think there’s anything wrong with branding, it does tend to reinforce the suspicion… Continue reading Stephen Hawking: Time to Discard the Event Horizon
Some new findings in the Lemaître/Hubble debate. At my Forbes blog.
In my 2005 biography of Georges Lemaître, I argued that Hubble’s Law should have been called Lemaître’s Law, as he derived the linear velocity-distance relation between galaxies two years before Hubble did. (That bastard.) Turns out, there was more going on behind the scenes at the time than people realized.
Brad Miner over at The Catholic Thing has a nice tribute to Lemaitre and his work.