Date: Wed Mar 11 09:33:36 2009 Back to Contents ------------------------------------------------------------------------

Author: Zani, Gerald

Subject: Re: Big Bang density


Forgive me, but I think this thread is not directly applicable to either
doing Demos or doing Labs.

I think this thread is another candidate for PIRA Chat

Just my opinion,
- J

-----Original Message-----
From: [] On
Behalf Of Machele Kindle
Sent: Wednesday, March 11, 2009 9:09 AM
Subject: Re: [tap-l] Big Bang density

The "stuff" in the Big Bang wasn't the particles that we deal with. It
wasn't even quarks, much less electrons and such.


For in the end, we will conserve only what we love.
We will love only what we understand.
We will understand only what we are taught. - Baba Dioum

Anthony Lapinski wrote:
> The cover story on the current (April, 2009) issue of Astronomy is,
> The Universe Had No Beginning. Astronomers claim that at this time,
> universe had infinite density (zero volume). This has puzzled me for
> time. Isn't there a "maximum" density for matter? I mean, stuff is
> composed of fundamental particles which supposedly have mass and take
> space. Or maybe their wave-like properties change this? Maybe the
> laws as we know them today were somehow much different during this
> Still, I find it difficult (mind boggling!) to understand that all the
> matter in the entire universe was compressed into a single point.
> Does anyone know how this infinite density idea can be explained? Is
> being challenged by anyone in the scientific community? Or is this
> something we all have to accept?

From Wed Mar 11 09:33:36 2009