Stephen Hawking reveals what existed before the Big Bang

Oscar Cross
March 7, 2018

"There is nothing south of the South Pole, so there was nothing around before the Big Bang".

This means that anything that preceded it can not be applied to our understanding of time and existence.

Famous physicist Stephen Hawking says that he has the answer on what was out there before The Big Bang.

According to the Big Bang theory, the universe in retrospective can shrink to the size of an extremely small "subatomic ball" known as the singularity.

There are plenty of theories about how our universe began, but the one most accepted in the scientific community is that the universe came into existence in a single moment known as the Big Bang - which happened approximately 13.8 billion years ago.

According to Hawking, the laws of physics and time cease to function inside that tiny particle of heat and energy. Just as it is possible to travel all around the Earth's surface without encountering any edge, the Big Bang would not be the beginning of space-time anymore than on Earth the North Pole would represent the beginning of the surface of the earth. He blamed the perspective of mankind for such assumptions.


"Conventional real time is replaced by imaginary time".

During one of his lectures, Hawking had stated that there are no observable consequences from what occurred before the Big Bang.

Essentially, there was no conceivable "boundary" of time until the Big Bang.

The Euclidean approach dates back to Ancient Greece as a mathematical system that consists of a set of starting logical proposals or starting points to determine and deduct new proposals with logic as their base.

Hawking also spoke of the concepts of "imaginary time" and the "no boundary condition" to explain the beginning of our universe (some of this work was done in collaboration with James Hartle of the University of California, Santa Barbara). "There was nothing around the Big explosion", he said.

"We can consider ordinary and real time as starting at the South Pole, which is a smooth point of space-time where the natural laws of physics hold", he explains. Like Euclid, Hawking believes imaginary time is a "four-dimensional curved surface like the surface of the Earth, but with two more dimensions". The universe is now completely different and independent from what it was before the Big Bang. Moving further, he also dictated how time was distorted during the period of singularity where it was reaching closer to "nothing" but never become it.

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