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Is the Universe a Vacuum Fluctuation?


The author proposes a big bang model in which our Universe is a fluctuation of the vacuum, in the sense of quantum field theory. The model predicts a Universe which is homogeneous, isotropic and closed, and consists equally of matter and anti-matter. All these predictions are supported by, or consistent with, present observations.

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TRYON, E. Is the Universe a Vacuum Fluctuation?. Nature 246, 396–397 (1973).

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