Studying the universe’s origins hint that its beginning has no end

The cosmos is stranger than we ever imagined and new bubbles of space-time may pop up and grow continuously with no beginning or end, writes Chanda Prescod-Weinstein


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27 November 2019

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THERE may not have been a beginning to the thing we understand as “the universe”. Before I explain what I mean, I should say: of course, this isn’t the story I expected to tell audiences when I was a child who wanted to be just like Stephen Hawking.

I was certain, in fact, that the job I was signing up for was the one where we figured out exactly what happened in the very beginning, to a level of detail that humanity has never before known. As a grown-up scientist, I have had the wonderful …