By B. G. Sidharth
Presently after its inauguration in 1985 the Birla technological know-how Centre, Hyderabad, India, began a chain of lectures by means of Nobel Laureates and different scientists of foreign renown, totally on Physics and Astronomy. the current assortment generally involves lectures on frontier themes. The transcript of every lecture is preceded by way of a quick biography of the Nobel Laureate/Scientist in query. The lectures are aimed toward a large non-specialist yet larger informed viewers.
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I just mention here that one tends to give these ﬁgures for the western world or for the average and I want to point out the enormous diﬀerence between various countries. 7%. In Africa and India and many Latin American countries and so on even this is going up to enormous proportions and as you know in rural India it is almost the main fuel. But that is running out too. The trees are disappearing just as the oil is disappearing. I submit that there are really only two solutions to these problems in the long term.
This was taken as strong evidence against a steady-state universe and in favor of a universe that was indeed expanding from a highly concentrated initial state. Gamow’s expanding universe was uniform, isotropic and homogeneous. It is commonly referred to as the standard big bang model. I call it the obsolete big bang model for the reasons I’ll present later. In 1967 Wagoner, Fowler, and Hoyle calculated the abundances of hydrogen, helium, and lithium produced in the ﬁrst thousand seconds or so at high density and high temperature.
Because of the other developments which have taken place as a result of energy and as a result of science and technology, the average 48 George Porter age of human life now is more than double what it was at the beginning of this century. Now it is seventy six, beginning of the century it was thirty six and that has meant that the death rate has gone down to the point where there is an explosion of population and that population has to be fed and fuelled. There is no problem about food because of the green revolution and the development of insecticides and new species.
A Century of Ideas: Perspectives from Leading Scientists of the 20th Century (Fundamental Theories of Physics) by B. G. Sidharth