Apropos… The Beginning

August 16, 2013

There is something special about the beginning – a new relationship, a blank page, the first word … or the beginning of everything as physics understands it.The first stars in the Universe turn on at about 400 million years after the Big Bang. WMAP data reveals the era. Acknowledgement: NASA/WMAP Science Team

Today, it seems to almost be established as a fact that it all started with the Big Bang – but why is the Big Bang the most likely theory of how the universe began? And was there something before the beginning?

As part of the radio series Apropos… on national Danish radio, DR P1, Martin Sloth (CP3-Origins) discusses the meaning of the word begyndelse (in Danish: beginning) in the context of the beginning of the universe.

For more information, see DR’s homepage (in Danish). You can also download this as a mp3 file (in Danish).