Excerpt from inhabitat.com 

by Cat DiStasio


Until now, scientists have generally agreed that the universe has celebrated about 13.8 birthdays, as calculated using Einstein’s theory of relativity. The ‘Big Bang’ theory (no relation to the popular sitcom) relies on Einstein’s ideas to clearly explain what happens in the moments and and eons following the expansion of the universe from a point of singularity, but it fails to an explanation for what happened prior to that . For this reason, theorists have been brainstorming other possible explanations that don’t have such glaring inadequacies.

Ahmed Farag Ali, at Benha University and the Zewail of Science and Technology (both in Egypt), and Saurya Das, at the University of Lethbridge in Alberta, Canada, believe they have the answer to this quandary, as well as a few others. The two co-authored the paper outlining their new model, in which the universe has no beginning and no end. Their new quantum model, which the scientists refer to as ‘quantum correction terms,’ resolves the problem of the Big Bang singularity.

Das participated in a separate study, with Rajat Bhaduri of McMaster University, Canada, which has this model one step further. They theorize a new gravity particle that was present in the universe at all epochs. Further analysis of their model will be the focus, as they seek to explore the potential to account for dark and dark energy.

Essentially, these cosmologists believe their model will take much of what we think about the origin of our universe and throw it out the window.
Via Phys.org