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Title: Einstein's Biggest Blunder: A Cosmic Mystery Story

Abstract

The standard model of cosmology built up over 20 years is no longer accepted as accurate. New data suggest that most of the energy density of the universe may be contained in empty space. Remarkably, this is exactly what would be expected if Einstein's cosmological constant really exists. If it does, its origin is the biggest mystery in physics and presents huge challenges for the fundamental theories of elementary particles and fields. Krauss explains Einstein's concept and describes its possible implications.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
BNL (Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), Upton, NY (United States))
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
987943
Report Number(s):
BNL-83274-2007-CP
Krauss
DOE Contract Number:
AC02-98CH10886
Resource Type:
Multimedia
Resource Relation:
Conference: Brookhaven Science Associates' Distinguished Lecture Series, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, New York (United States), presented on May 30, 2007
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; 79 ASTRONOMY AND ASTROPHYSICS; COSMOLOGY; EINSTEIN; PHYSICS

Citation Formats

Krauss, Lawrence. Einstein's Biggest Blunder: A Cosmic Mystery Story. United States: N. p., 2007. Web.
Krauss, Lawrence. Einstein's Biggest Blunder: A Cosmic Mystery Story. United States.
Krauss, Lawrence. Wed . "Einstein's Biggest Blunder: A Cosmic Mystery Story". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/987943.
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