Before the Big Bang : an Outrageous New Perspective and Its Implications for Particle Physics

@inproceedings{Penrose2006BeforeTB,
  title={Before the Big Bang : an Outrageous New Perspective and Its Implications for Particle Physics},
  author={Roger Penrose},
  year={2006}
}
Proposals for describing the initial state of the universe hardly ever address a certain fundamental conundrum [1] — yet this is a conundrum whose significance is, in a certain sense, obvious. The issue arises from one of the most fundamental principles of physics: the Second Law of thermodynamics. According to the Second Law, roughly speaking, the entropy of the universe increases with time, where the term “entropy” refers to an appropriate measure of disorder or lack of “specialness” of the… CONTINUE READING
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