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Alexander Vilenkin


Who is Alexander Vilenkin?

Alexander Vilenkin is Professor of Physics and Director of the Institute of Cosmology at Tufts University. A theoretical physicist who has been working in the field of cosmology for 25 years, Vilenkin has written over 150 papers and is responsible for introducing the ideas of eternal inflation and quantum creation of the universe from a quantum vacuum. Inflation is the idea that space expanded at trillion times faster than the speed of light right after the big bang. His work in cosmic strings has been pivotal. With Arvind Borde and Alan Guth, he is one of the originators of the Borde-Guth-Vilenkin theorem.

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Google previewA Big Bang in a Little Room (2017)

The Quest to Create New Universes by Zeeya Merali

Universe to Multiverse Alexander Vilenkin is a man who.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Cosmology (Routledge Revivals) (2014)

Historical, Philosophical, and Scientific Foundations of Modern Cosmology by Norriss S. Hetherington

Observatoire de Paris Alexander Vilenkin [A.V.] Department of Physics and Astronomy Tufts University Richard S. Westfall [ R.S.W.] ...

Google previewThe Routledge Critical Dictionary of the New Cosmology (1999)

by Peter Coles

Alexander Vilenkin, among others, has proposed a model in which the Universe undergoes a sort of quantum tunnelling from a vacuum state. This corresponds to a definite creation. whereas the Hartle-Hawking proposal has no creation in the ...

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