The Evolution of the Universe

  • Ruth Durrer
Conference paper


Since its beginning, mankind has been preoccupied with questions of the kind:
  • Where does the Universe end, how big is it?

  • Is there a beginning in time?

  • If yes, how has the Universe been “created”?

  • Will there be an end?

  • What is the role of human beings in all this?

Originally, before the advent of scientific reasoning, such questions were addressed with myths and religious beliefs. As Karl Popper puts it: “Science must begin with myths and with the criticism of myths.”


Dark Matter Dark Energy Cosmological Constant Cosmological Model Cosmic Microwave Background 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ruth Durrer
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  1. 1.Département de Physique ThéoriqueUniversité de GenèveSwitzerland

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