, Volume 1, Issue 3, pp 6–12 | Cite as

Origin (?) of the universe

3. The big bang
  • Jayant V. Narlikar
Series Article


In this part of the series we look at the simplest cosmological models based on the simplifying assumptions of the Weyl postulate and the cosmological principle. These models were discovered independently by Friedmann, Lemaitre and Robertson in the 1920s. They led to the striking conclusion that the universe started in an enormous explosion often called the Big Bang.


Hubble Constant Cosmological Term Cosmological Principle Real Universe Relativistic Cosmology 
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Suggested Reading

  1. J V Narlikar. The Primeval Universe. Oxford University Press. 1988.Google Scholar
  2. H Bondi. Cosmology. CambridgeUniveraityPress. 1960.Google Scholar
  3. S Weinberg. Gravitation and Cosmology. Wiley. 1972. Very technical but a classic.Google Scholar

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© Indian Academy of Sciences 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jayant V. Narlikar
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  1. 1.IUCAAGaneshkhind, PuneIndia

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