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Alexander the Great

[Na] Leader of the Macedonians. Born in 356 bc, Alexander was tutored in his early years by Aristotle before succeeding his father Philip as king of Macedonia and the mainland of ...

future of the Universe

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The Oxford Companion to Cosmology

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2008
Subject:
Science and technology, Astronomy and Cosmology
Length:
1,158 words
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...of the Universe Quantum physics pioneer Neils Bohr wryly stated that ‘prediction is very difficult, especially about the future’. This quotation reflects the fact that physicists are often struggling to explain phenomena which have already happened, and often under carefully constructed laboratory conditions. It shouldn't therefore come as a surprise to learn that predicting the future of the Universe is fraught with difficulties. The classic early cosmological models of Alexander Friedmann and Georges Lemaître gave a straightforward view of the...

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