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Re: Black Hole Vs. Big Crunch

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Posted by Lau, symmetry is beautiful/">Lau, symmetry is beautiful on November 29, 1999 11:41:32 UTC

: : : : Lau: With the superstring theory, the big bang is seen as break down from a 10 (or 11 or 12 etc.. depending on which theory) dimensional universe (false-vacuum)to what we now have 4 dimensional space-time. (the vaccum state) The big bang ocurred because nature prefers the lowest energy state and not because of the big crunch.

: After the Big Crunch is finished crunching everything, would it not be in the same state as just before the Big Bang, a possible repeat of history?

Lau: would the big crunch really ocurr? it will have to depend on if there are enough mass in the universe, or maybe whether enough of the dark matter exist.

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