Did Time Have a Beginning? A Meeting Point for Science and Philosophy

  • Gabriele Veneziano
Conference paper


The question appearing in my title: Did time have a beginning? certainly does look like an obvious “shared question/problem” within a session concerned with time. This does not mean, however, that my task will be a simple one. Why?


Black Hole String Theory Gravitational Wave Cosmic Microwave Background Uncertainty Principle 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gabriele Veneziano
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  1. 1.Theory DivisionCERNGenevaSwitzerland
  2. 2.Collège de FranceParisFrance

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