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Fri Sep 6, 2019, 08:57 AM

'Einstein's Biggest Blunder' May Have Finally Been Fixed

I knew that guy was a knucklehead.

'Einstein's Biggest Blunder' May Have Finally Been Fixed
By Tim Childers - Live Science Contributor 3 hours ago Space

The cosmological constant has plagued physicists for more than a century.

There is a fundamental problem in physics.

A single number, called the cosmological constant, bridges the microscopic world of quantum mechanics and the macroscopic world of Einstein's theory of general relativity. But neither theory can agree on its value.

In fact, there's such a huge discrepancy between the observed value of this constant and what theory predicts that it is widely considered the worst prediction in the history of physics. Resolving the discrepancy may be the most important goal of theoretical physics this century.

Lucas Lombriser, an assistant professor of theoretical physics at the University of Geneva in Switzerland, has introduced a new way of evaluating Albert Einstein's equations of gravity to find a value for the cosmological constant that closely matches its observed value. He published his method online in the Oct. 10 issue of the journal Physics Letters B.

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Fri Sep 6, 2019, 09:12 AM

1. Well, my takeaway is that I can breathe easier now:

"... and moreover standard cosmology does not foresee an imminent collapse of the Cosmos."

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