We can’t know if the universe had a beginning

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Distinguished cosmologist and Stephen Hawking co-author, George Ellis, in an interview about the limits of cosmology, and why we can never know whether the universe had a beginning or has existed forever.   George Ellis will be joined by David Deutsche, Sara Walker, Marcus du Sautoy and Robert Lawrence Kuhn, in the IAI Live event The Edge of the Universe: Is Infinity the Greatest Crisis Facing Physics? on November 7th. Learn more about the debate, talk, interviews documentaries and music taking place on IAI Live this Monday. Most people today believe in The Big Bang theory when it comes to the origins of the cosmos. Can we be certain that the universe had a beginning? The history of the universe involves various stages. At very early times, it went through an extraordinarily rapid period of accelerating expansion wh…

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