Why you haven’t exploded (yet)
UBC physicists Qingdi Wang and Zhen Zhu may have solved an age-old physics problem relevant to all of us: why our universe is still growing and hasn’t exploded yet. ....The degree of expansion and contraction almost cancel each other out, preventing the explosion predicted by general relativity....Wang initially came up with the theory four and a half years ago. It took around two years for him to obtain his main results, and took several more years to iron out details and discuss possible problems.
He looks forward to continuing the research. “It has opened a new direction in the field,” Wang said.