Everything we thought we knew about the big bang may have to be discarded thanks to a new study.
Scientists have always assumed the universe sprung from a starting point, but new evidence suggests this starting point does not exist.
The new model which has been proposed incorporates Einstein’s theory of relativity and may even explain the physics behind dark matter, something which has so far eluded scientists.
Instead of the singularity which is thought to have ignited the big bang over 13 billion years ago, Dr. Ahmed Farag Ali from Benha University, Egypt and Professor Saurya Das of the University of Lethbridge, Canada have proposed equations which point to a universe that has no beginning.
The new theory uses both the theory of general relativity and quantum mechanics to back up the ground-breaking claim.
The new idea suggests a universe which has also been expanding, but that has always existed, simply growing rather than materializing out of nothing.
Ali said “The Big Bang singularity is the most serious problem of general relativity because the laws of physics appear to break down there,”
While the theory, like many other scientific theorems has not been proved definitively, it has broadened the spectrum for those attempting to solve the most profound question humans have asked since the beginning, where did we come from?