Wednesday, July 4, 2012

non-trivial topology of the Universe

this week we have a guest post by Shaun Hotchkiss
(a fellow cosmologist and blogger at trenches of discovery)

if the universe was a torus with a radius less than the current particle horizon, what sort of characteristic signatures would we expect to see in the large scale structure and/or the CMB?

and for a change, a bonus question which tackles the sociology of science (also proposed by Shaun): what do you think is the reason why scientists are underrepresented in political institutions?

1 comment:

  1. you'd be able to see the same galaxies at different stages of evolution, or repetitive patterns in the CMB.