The workshop will focus on modifications of Einstein gravity at high (but sub-Planckian) energy densities that would influence the dynamics and evolutionary history of the early universe. We are bringing together leading experts in cosmology and general relativity to explore ideas related to avoiding the cosmological singularity.
A new short film, the second installment of a series produced by the Simons Foundation, chronicles the work of scientists - including Paul Steinhardt - as they develop the Simons Observatory, hoping to uncover the origin of our universe.
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Today the Simons Foundation announced the new Origins of the Universe Initiative. The Foundation has assembled an international group of theoretical physicists to tackle one of the biggest unsolved mysteries in science: What exactly went down at the dawn of the universe around 13.8 billion years ago.
The Cosmological Bounces and Bouncing Cosmologies program is a key component.