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Inflationary Model

Eternal Inflation?

Mario Livio | Posted 04.13.2014 | Science
Mario Livio

The picture of "eternal inflation," if true, provides a new perspective on our place within the cosmic landscape.

Why the Universe Is Our Home: It's Not a Coincidence (Part 2)

Deepak Chopra | Posted 05.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Deepak Chopra

Everyone would like to feel that life has meaning, which implies that the setting for life -- the universe at large -- isn't a cold void ruled by random chance. There is a huge gap here, and for the past century science hasn't budged from its assumption that creation is ruled by random events.

Why the Universe Is Our Home: It's Not a Coincidence

Deepak Chopra | Posted 05.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Deepak Chopra

What science can see and infer about space and time is certainly fascinating. We want to touch upon the inexplicable fact that the cosmos fits together with the smallest and largest aspects fine-tuned beyond anything that pure chance can explain.

How Can We Tell If a Multiverse Exists?

Mario Livio | Posted 02.12.2013 | Science
Mario Livio

Given that the different members of the multiverse are not causally connected, the question that emerges is whether there is a way to verify whether such a multiverse truly exists. As it turns out, there are at least two possible paths that could (at least in principle) test the multiverse scenario.

Is Our Universe the Ultimate Free Lunch?

Mario Livio | Posted 01.14.2013 | Science
Mario Livio

The inflationary model suggests an elegant solution to the puzzle of why our universe is expanding. But what happened before that? How did the universe get to that state?