Podcast: Cosmological Constant

by Astronomy Cast on December 12, 2012

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In order to allow for a static Universe, Albert Einstein introduced the concept of the Cosmological Constant Lambda to make the math work out. Once it was discovered that the Universe was actually expanding, he threw the number out calling it his “biggest blunder.” But thanks to dark energy, the Cosmological Constant is back.

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JonHanford December 12, 2012 at 2:50 PM

An interesting account of an early discussion between Einstein and Schrodinger regarding the cosmological constant: http://arxiv.org/abs/1211.6338

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