A new perspective on steady-state cosmology: from Einstein to Hoyle

O Raifeartaigh, Cormac and Mitton, Simon (2015) A new perspective on steady-state cosmology: from Einstein to Hoyle. In: Proceedings of the Institute of Physics Inaugural Conference on the History of Physics. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge. (In Press)

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Abstract

We recently reported the discovery of an unpublished manuscript by Albert Einstein in which he attempted a 'steady-state' model of the universe, i.e., a cosmic model in which the expanding universe remains essentially unchanged due to a continuous formation of matter from empty space. The manuscript was apparently written in early 1931, many years before the steady-state models of Fred Hoyle, Hermann Bondi and Thomas Gold. We compare Einstein’s steady-state cosmology with that of Hoyle, Bondi and Gold and consider the reasons Einstein abandoned his model. The relevance of steady-state models to today’s cosmology is briefly discussed.

Item Type: Book Section
Departments or Groups: *NONE OF THESE*
Divisions: School of Science
Depositing User: Cormac O'Raifeartaigh
Date Deposited: 24 Jun 2015 10:54
Last Modified: 22 Aug 2016 10:27
URI: http://repository.wit.ie/id/eprint/3085

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