• What came before the Big Bang?

    Our understanding of physics starts just after the Big Bang. What happened before that is as much a mystery to physicists as to anyone else. Our lack of understanding, however, is no reason to stop trying. Perhaps someday we will understand what came before the Big Bang; perhaps we will never know. It is interesting to search for the answers.

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Time writes no wrinkle
on thine azure brow,
Such as creation's dawn
beheld, thou rollest now.

Lord Byron's Childe Harold's Pilgrimage,
Canto IV,
Stanza 182

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About SXS

The SXS project is a collaborative research effort involving multiple institutions. Our goal is the simulation of black holes and other extreme spacetimes to gain a better understanding of Relativity, and the physics of exotic objects in the distant cosmos.

The SXS project is supported by Canada Research Chairs, CFI, CIfAR, Compute Canada, Max Planck Society, NASA, NSERC, the NSF, Ontario MEDI, the Sherman Fairchild Foundation, and XSEDE.

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