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One hundred years of the cosmological constant: from “superfluous stunt” to dark energy
Abstract We present a centennial review of the history of the term known as the cosmological constant. First introduced to the general theory of relativity by Einstein in 1917 in order to describe aExpand
Einstein’s 1917 static model of the universe: a centennial review
Abstract We present a historical review of Einstein’s 1917 paper ‘Cosmological Considerations in the General Theory of Relativity’ to mark the centenary of a key work that set the foundations ofExpand
Einstein’s cosmology review of 1933: a new perspective on the Einstein-de Sitter model of the cosmos
We present a first English translation and analysis of a little-known review of relativistic cosmology written by Albert Einstein in late 1932. The article, which was published in 1933 in a book ofExpand
Redshifts and paradigm shifts; in defence of Hubble's Law
We consider the recent proposal by the International Astronomical Union and others to rename Hubble's law as the Hubble-Lemaitre law in order to recognise the scientific contributions of GeorgesExpand
Hollywood's Absent, Impotent, and Avenging God in the Classroom
ABSTRACT The focus of this article is twofold. First, recognizing the influence of the mass media on the religious views of many undergraduate students, it examines the negative depiction of God inExpand
Historical and philosophical reflections on the Einstein-de Sitter model
We present some historical and philosophical reflections on the paper “ On the Relation Between the Expansion and the Mean Density of the Universe ”, published by Albert Einstein and Willem de SitterExpand
Redshifts versus Paradigm Shifts: Against Renaming Hubble’s Law
We consider the proposal by many scholars and by the International Astronomical Union to rename Hubble’s law as the Hubble-Lemaitre law. We find the renaming questionable on historic, scientific, andExpand