Cosmologist Laura Mersini-Houghton: ‘Our universe is one tiny grain of dust in a beautiful cosmos’

Leave a comment

Click the link below the picture


Laura Mersini-Houghton was born in Albania and grew up under a totalitarian communist regime which, until its collapse in 1991, cut the country off from the rest of the world. Influenced by her father, Nexhat Mersini, a mathematician, she developed a keen interest in physics and, in 1994, won a Fulbright scholarship to study in the US. Her first book, Before the Big Bang, describes her quest to illuminate the origins of our universe and prove that we are one of many universes in a much vaster multiverse. Mersini-Houghton is now professor of theoretical physics and cosmology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, though she is currently in Cambridge, England, where she spends time every summer doing research.

How did life in a closed society shape your thinking?
I think it encouraged a greater love for freedom and for knowledge – whenever you are prohibited from finding out about a place beyond, that makes you only more curious. Also, because of the very grim reality of Albania, we had few distractions, so people were more thirsty for knowledge than I now see in the west. Also, there is the single-mindedness of wanting to find the answer and not really being impressed by the dominant philosophy of the field at the time.

What drew you to theoretical physics and cosmology in particular?
Cosmology has all the most fascinating questions that I’d been daydreaming about since I was a child: where did the universe come from and what was there before it existed? As for working in theoretical rather than experimental physics, I’m really not a practical person – if put in a lab, I’d probably accidentally set it on fire.


https://i.guim.co.uk/img/media/583e8692ac10964e48ab77cc133938f5bffaeede/0_144_6720_4032/master/6720.jpg?width=1020&quality=85&dpr=1&s=none‘Cosmology has all the most fascinating questions that I’d been daydreaming about since I was a child’: Laura Mersini-Houghton in Cambridge. Photograph: Antonio Olmos/The Observer



Click the link below for the article:




Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.


Our opinions don't stink!

Professional Hacker To Hire

Professional Hacker For Hire, Hire a Hacker, Hire WhatsApp Hacker, Facebook Hacker, Hire Snapchat Hacker, Hire Phone Hacker, Hire Email Hacker, social media, mobile phones among others

Krater Café

Words and Images by Richard Reeve

Mi-Body Health

Reliable Health and Medical information source

The Risell Chronicle

Poems by Dany D Risell

𝗦𝗺𝗶𝗹𝗲, 𝗜𝘁𝘀 𝗙𝗿𝗲𝗲 𝗧𝗵𝗲𝗿𝗮𝗽𝘆

Smile, it is the key that fits the lock of everybody’s heart.”


Tu sitio web favorito para temas financieros y de desarrollo personal. ¿Te lo vas a perder?

Hindu Tantra mantra For Love Back - Lost Love back - Ex Love back

Get Your Love Back - Lost Love back - Ex Love back by Hindu Tantra mantra.

Kiran ✨

Reading And Writing is the best Investment of Time ✨ ( Motivational Thoughts) "LIFE IS A JOURNEY"


Si va avanti per resistere contro tutti e tutto


Снисходительны друг к другу, что означает счастливы. Хранить мир, из которого любовь не уходит, на земле можно только так. святой.сайт

Cebu Women Official Blog

Meet and Date Single Philippine Women from Cebu City

Find A Way by JWP

Find daily inspiration in decor style creativity


Love Skye - Love Nature - Love Life

El Blog de Wim

Minimalista y Esotérico

Dan's Food Blog

I'm Dan, a mad scientist in the kitchen.

Economics and Finance 101

Sharing Economics and Finance With You


Tek ve Yek


Where Real World Topics & Discussion Takes Place

Printer Driver

Download Software Driver


You Can save your marriage with the right knowledge


Technology for life



Ash radiance♡

Creating the life I love!..😇

IJ Printer

All about printer


Just expressing.....

Oh my bridge

"Il bridge è come il sesso: se non hai un buon partner, meglio che tu abbia una buona mano."

The sense

"L'amore non conosce barriere. Salta ostacoli, oltrepassa recinzioni, attraversa pareti per arrivare alla sua destinazione, pieno di speranza." - Maya Angelou


Siyah neden gökkuşağında olmak istesin ki gece tamamıyla ona aittken 💫

M.A aka Hellion's BookNook

Interviews, reviews, marketing for writers and artists across the globe

Still normal.

Ups and down everyday, let us make dailyliving normal.

Zsolt Zsemba

Take a deep breath and open your mind....

Sharpshot Nature .Com

- Specializing in the great outdoors, capturing nature at it's finest!


Analyse own life


Autism-spectrum-disorder, posttraumatic stress disorder.. autoimmune.


technology for innovators

%d bloggers like this: