can you set up a FLRW-model in which the Hubble sphere has a constant comoving radius? what would be needed for such a construction?

bonus question: for which $n$ is the equality $\mathrm{i}^{n^2}=\pm\mathrm{i}^n$ with $\mathrm{i^2}=-1$ fulfilled?

## Wednesday, March 25, 2015

## Wednesday, March 18, 2015

### charge asymmetry

if the Earth was electrically charged its orbit would decay due to energy loss by electromagnetic radiation. can you construct an upper limit on the charge asymmetry, i.e. the ratio between electron and proton charge, from the observation that the solar system is very long lived? which planet would provide the best bound?

bonus question: can you show that $(-1)^{n^2}=(-1)^n$?

bonus question: can you show that $(-1)^{n^2}=(-1)^n$?

## Wednesday, March 11, 2015

### mass content of the Universe

can you estimate and quote an error on the estimate of the total mass inside the Hubble-volume? what assumptions do you make and which measurements are needed?

## Wednesday, March 4, 2015

### oscillations in the expansion history

the age of the Universe is estimated from the inverse Hubble constant, i.e. from the current expansion speed. imagine now that the Universe underwent a series of expansion and contraction phases such that we would underestimate the Universe's true age from the Hubble constant. would there still be ways of figuring out the true age?

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