Why did Einstein dismiss the Cosmological constant where as its accepted presently?
- CarolOklaLv 71 year agoFavourite answer
The reason it is somewhat accepted today is because the Universe is definitely expanding, and it expanded a lot faster after the Planck epoch than it is now. A steady state universe was the accepted scientific paradigm in 1905 and 1915 when Einstein's relativity papers were published.
Georges Lemaitre's Big Bang paper wasn't published until 1927. Hubble's papers were published in the early 1930s. The discovery of the CMBR was in 1965. Einstein died in 1955. That supposedly suppressed and rediscovered Einstein paper was published in 1947???.
Einstein thought his cosmological constant was his biggest mistake..Like Hawking, Win stein was neutrally objective enough to understand he might be wrong either way. It's called higher ignorance..
- DixonLv 71 year ago