Big Crunch or Maximum Entropy
Researchers at the University of Southern Denmark are proposing that a ‘phase transition’ envelope will spread through the universe, making matter more massve and leading to a big crunch. Since the advent of the Big Bang theory some scientists have put the notion up that the expansion we think we see will come to an end and the universe will once again collapse to a point of singularity.
Other scientists have postulated that the universe might continue to expand, reaching for maximum randomness, until gravity itself cannot hold particles together. The universe, and even physics as we know it will be overcome by a sub-zero space where even the packets of energy we know as protrons and nuetrons will unravel. However, the latest mathematics announced in the Daily Mail out of Denmark lean toward the opposite.
Should scientists at University of Southern Denmark be correct, a “shift in the forces of the universe will cause every particle in it to become extremely heavy”. Research and calculations now account for the famous Higgs boson, now being studied with glee at the CERN accelerator. Scientists can’t say where or exactly why, but their numbers lead them to believe an ultra-dense “bubble” might appear suddenly in a certain place of the universe at a certain time. “The bubble would then expand at the speed of light, entering all space … all elementary particles inside the bubble will reach a mass much heavier than if they were outside the bubble, and they would be pulled together to form supermassive centres.”
Other research, of course, has postulated that the Big Bang expanded faster than the speed of light, and scientist admit that discoveries beyond the Higgs Boson would probably lead to new theories and calculations.