Recently I was talking to my friend about the difference between Hindu Cosmology and Jain Cosmology. According to the Jain Cosmology the universe is supposed to be eternal where as in Hindu cosmology the Universe is said to be created by a creator. The innocuous conversation led to a wild goose search from my end where I researched everything from the conception of the universe to the collapse of the universe from a Theoretical Physicist or a Cosmologist’s point of view. I admit I myself a novice in the field was fascinated by what I stumbled across as I researched the vast literature out there in the blogosphere and how cosmology is a field where theology and physics intersect no matter what the theologians and the physicists think. The quick study I conducted was an adventure in itself and this is an attempt to put together what I have learnt and my own interpretation of what lies ahead for the universe in the unforeseeable future.
Before we get started I mention a few great names who have pioneered the understanding of the nature of the universe as we understand it today. Gallileo, Issac Newton Albert Einstein, Edwin Hubble, Fred Hoyle , Stephen Hawking are those great names who have pioneered the field of cosmology and with numerous contributions form theoretical physicists all over the world we have a better understanding of the composition of the Universe than ever. Having paid my tributes to all these great scientists I take a plunge into the topic which I promise to explore to the best of my ability in this article. Lets Fasten our speed belts and here we go. First Starting on a historical note.
Galileo Galilei was an Italian astronomer, physicist, engineer, philosopher, and mathematician who played a major role in the scientific revolution of the seventeenth century.He has been called the “father of observational astronomy”, the “father of modern physics”,the “father of scientific method”, and the “father of science”. His contributions to observational astronomy include the telescopic confirmation of the phases of Venus, the discovery of the four largest satellites of Jupiter (named the Galilean moons in his honour), and the observation and analysis of sunspots. Galileo also worked in applied science and technology, inventing an improved military compass and other instruments. Continue reading Big Bang Theory Steady State Theory Black Holes Singularity Dark Matter Dark Energy And Multiverse Universe. Where It All began And How It will End?