The Big Bang: science’s greatest conundrum
Was the big bang the beginning of everything? If not, what was there before it? Neil Turok, world renowned physicist, attempts to answer these complex questions using the best-proven theories of physics. In particular, he is exploring the idea that the Big Bang was really a Big Bounce, a transition from a contraction era into our expansion era: a quantum turning point in a universe that has always existed and that will continue to expand endlessly. In this picture, which explains the cosmological dark matter, key events that shaped our universe today occurred before the Big Bounce.