Conformal Cyclic Cosmology: Is the end of the universe the beginning?

Richard Vincent
4 min readMar 26, 2022
Photo by Samer Daboul (Pexels)

It is generally accepted in cosmology that around 14 billion years ago, all that existed was a singularity. A single, dense, hot point. This underwent a brief period of inflation before a subsequent expansion into the universe we know today. This process is described as the Big Bang — incidentally, a pejorative term coined by the astronomer Fred Hoyle in 1949 to describe…

Richard Vincent

Physics graduate. I write about physics and sometimes philosophy, ethics, psychology and insights found at the intersection of these.