“Great Unknown Question ” –The End of Spacetime (2019 Most Popular)

 

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“Is our universe extremely unnatural, a weird permutation among countless other possibilities, observed for no other reason than that its special conditions allowed life to arise, or, are the properties of the universe are inevitable, predictable, that is, ‘natural,’ locking together into a sensible pattern?” This is the question, the great unknown, that preoccupies theoretical physicist Nima Arkani-Hamed, a professor at the Institute for Advanced Study (IAS) in Princeton, N.J.

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“Strange Glow” –Neutron Stars or Dark Matter Source of Odd Light At Milky Way’s Center?

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A strange glow coming from the Milky Way’s center was thought to be due to a hidden population of pulsars. But a new look at older research shows that dark matter might still be responsible, perhaps making our galaxy unique.

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“The Bubble Universe” –A New Model of the Cosmos

 

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As Peter Woit, a theoretical mathematician at Columbia University says, string theory “is not even wrong” because it is not falsifiable –a basic tenet of all science theory. Now, Uppsala University researchers have devised yet another “new model” for the universe based on string theory – one with the added bonus they propose may solve the enigma of dark energy.

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“Nixed?” –The Reality of Dark Energy and the Higgs Field

 

“The discovery of dark energy has greatly changed how we think about the laws of nature,” said Edward Witten,  one of the world’s leading theorists at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, N.J.

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“The Smoking Gun” –Stephen Hawking’s Last Great Theory On the Origin of the Universe

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“We predict that our universe, on the largest scales, is reasonably smooth and globally finite. So it is not a fractal structure,” said Hawking.

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