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Title: Before the Big Bang? A Novel Resolution of a Profound Cosmological Puzzle

The second law of thermodynamics says, in effect, that things get more random as time progresses. Thus, we can deduce that the beginning of the universe - the Big Bang - must have been an extraordinarmore »ily precisely organized state. What was the nature of this state? How can such a special state have come about? In Penrose's talk, a novel explanation is suggested.« less
Title: Before the Big Bang? A Novel Resolution of a Profound Cosmological Puzzle
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Publication Date: 2007-02-06
OSTI Identifier: 988029
DOE Contract Number: AC02-98CH10886
Other Number(s): Other: penrose
Resource Type: Multimedia
Specific Type: Multimedia Presentation
Resource Relation: Conference: Brookhaven Science Associates' Distinguished Lecture Series, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, New York (United States), presented on February 06, 2007
Research Org: BNL (Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), Upton, NY (United States))
Sponsoring Org: USDOE Office of Science (SC)
Subject: 79 ASTRONOMY AND ASTROPHYSICS
Publisher: Brookhaven WBNL Streaming Media
Country of Publication: United States
Language: English
Run Time: 1:16:05
System Entry Date: 2018-01-24