A Mathematical Proof That The Universe Could Have Formed Spontaneously From Nothing
Cosmologists now have a mathematical proof that natural quantum fluctuations allowed the Big Bang to happen. via medium:
But that still leaves a huge puzzle. What caused the Big Bang itself? For many years, cosmologists have relied on the idea that the universe formed spontaneously, that the Big Bang was the result of quantum fluctuations in which the Universe came into existence from nothing.
That’s plausible, given what we know about quantum mechanics. But physicists really need more — a mathematical proof to give the idea flesh.
Today they get their wish thanks to the work of Dongshan He and buddies at the Wuhan Institute of Physics and Mathematics in China. These guys have come up with the first rigorous proof that the Big Bang could indeed have occurred spontaneously because of quantum fluctuations.
The new proof is based on a special set of solutions to a mathematical entity known as the Wheeler-DeWitt equation. In the first half of the 20th century, cosmologists struggled to combine the two pillars of modern physics— quantum mechanics and general relativity—in a way that reasonably described the universe. As far as they could tell, these theories were entirely at odds with each other.
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Just to say, quantum fluctuations is not nothing, it is something 😉
In the beginning there was nothing. Then it blew up.
Quantum physics are just that, physics. Even time and space were non-existent before the big bang. The big bang was invented to explain the creation of all physics, not made by them. Scientists tend to do this thing where they try and rationalize the big bang by downgrading it and thus invalidating the theory’s purpose to explain the existence of natural phenomenon such as quantum physics. However, as little sense as it makes for the big bang to have been caused by quantum interaction, it probably makes more sense than to say that it “just happened”, but then you have no way of explaining the “pre-universe” that was simply quantum physics’ existence. Honestly, it would make more sense to say that “God did it”, as silly as that may sound, because the idea of God is that he is not just a conscious being, but also a concept, a force, that exists above the laws of the four dimensions, and thus can manipulate them is such a way as the big bang without breaking any laws of reasoning.
I wonder how a man who lived more than 1500 years ago claimed that the universe was created from nothing word for word……
In the beginning was the metastable false vacuum and The Lord said, “Let there be fluctuations!” ….”and if the Heisenberg result is no occurrence, rinse and repeat until it is an event.
The attempt to prove God is a superfluous idea drive some of the most absurdly complex and ultimately untestable theories except in very complex mathematical framework.