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enLambda marks the spot — the biggest problem in theoretical physics
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The mathematical maps in theoretical physics have been highly successful in guiding our understanding of the universe at the largest and smallest scales. Linking these two scales together is one of the golden goals of theoretical physics. But, at the very edges of our understanding of these fields, one of the most controversial areas of physics lies where these maps merge: the cosmological
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<p><i>The mathematical maps of theoretical physics — the Standard Model of particle physics and the Big Bang model of cosmology — have been highly successful in guiding our understanding of the Universe at the largest and smallest scales. Linking these two scales together is one of the golden goals of theoretical physics. But at the point where these maps merge, at the very edges of our
understanding of these fields, lies one of the most controversial concepts in physics: the cosmological constant.</i></p><p><a href="http://plus.maths.org/content/lambda-marks-spot-mdash-biggest-problem-theoretical-physics" target="_blank">read more</a></p>http://plus.maths.org/content/lambda-marks-spot-mdash-biggest-problem-theoretical-physics#comments5151aBig Bangcosmological constantcosmologydark energyFRW metricgeneral relativityparticle physicsstandard modelvacuum energyMon, 01 Jun 2009 21:30:00 +0000plusadmin2362 at http://plus.maths.org/content