# Did Einstein believe in a finite universe?

# Is the universe finite?

Probably. This, like many of the "big questions" in cosmology, really doesn't have a good answer, because we can (so far!) only observe the universe from one little speck of a… planet deep in the gravity well of a medium-sized star. Give us another hundred or a thousand or ten thousand years. Let us get away from the Sun, out to where space is "flat", and we may be able to give you better answers. Right now, we're like a clam on the beach examining one grain of sand, and trying to imagine a limit to the Pacific Ocean.

# Is there a finite amount of matter in the universe?

Yes, there is a finite amount of matter in the universe. The universe has a finite mass and size to the best of our understanding. This subject has both the simple answer as …stated above and the complications of our lack of understanding of dark matter and dark energy and the possibility that Einstein's field equations are not as simple as we thought. (For details see the related question "How Big is the universe?" ).

# If the universe is finite what is outside it?

The name Universe refers to all that there is in existence, therefore nothing can be outside it.

# Does the Catholic church believe that there are only a finite number of souls?

Every human being born on this planet has a soul. So the number always remains a finite number. So the belief is true.

# Is the universe finite or infinite?

The universe people think is infinite but in albert enstien general therom of relativity there might be enough mass to close the universe but not in a circular shape but in a …oval shape as there isnt enough mass to make it circle but enough to make it oval and it is not infinite as it is 164,000,000,000 light years wide or 50 gigaparces

# Is the universe infinite or finite?

This is where physics just implodes: If the universe was infinite in size, that would mean that everysingle possible direction would go on for an infinite distance. Butthis c…an't be the case because if the universe were infinite, thenit would be impossible to make any progress through space. Here'san example: Say the universe was a line, with infinite length: (NOT TO SCALE) __________________________________________________ 0 Metres---------------------------------------------------InfiniteMetres And I wanted to walk 100 Metres along the line: (I am the "|"symbol) _|_________________________________________________ (Before Walk) 0 Metres----------------100 Metres---------------------Infinitemetres _________________|_________________________________ (After Walk) 0 Metres----------------100 Metres---------------------Infinitemetres Now, I'm 100 Metres away from where I started, and 100 Metrescloser to Infinity metres. But that is impossible, because youcan't get closer to infinite, because it's infinitely large. Sotherefore I'm still an Infinite number of metres away from theother side of the line (the universe). And if I'm infinitely faraway from one side, that must mean that I'm infinitely close theother side, therefore even though from my perspective I've moved100 Metres, actually, I've not moved at all. So technically, I'mstill standing at 0 Metres, despite having moved 100 Metres. But, the universe cannot be finite either, because if it wasfinite, that would beg the questions: "What is outside of theuniverse?" or "What is the universe suspended in?" Because therehas to be something else outside of the universe for it to existinside of. And then we're just back to where we started: "Does theoutside of the universe go on forever". As we've seen above, itcan't be infinite, so is it finite? Well, no, because that mustmean that there is something else outside of the outside of theuniverse. And then we're back to where we started again: "Does theoutside of the outside of then universe go on forever?". As we'veabove, it can't be infinite, so is it finite? Well again, no,because then that must mean that there is something outside of theoutside of the outside of the universe. And the cycle carries on,until you get an infinite number of outsides to the universe, likean infinite number of bubbles, one within the other, where theinner-most bubble is our universe. But this, again, is impossible,because you can't have an infinite number of bubbles because thatmust mean that the dimensions of the outer-most bubble would beinfinite, which brings us back to the problem outlined with thediagrams; no progress in space would be made. Weirdly, therefore, we can conclude the universe is neither finite,nor infinite, because both are physically impossible. But what ifthere was no outside to the universe, and the universe itself wasfinite? well that too would be impossible because our universe isexpanding into something. Our current models of physics can't explain how it works.

# Why did Einstein believe that the speed of light was one of the fundamentals of the universe?

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# Did Albert Einstein believe in evolution?

I understand that he did not believe in God/Jesus even thought he was Jewish. I do not recall reading anything about is beliefs on evolution. Does someone have the answer to t…his question? Thanks

# If the universe is infinite then why are there a finite amount of galaxies?

It is not yet certain what size the Universe is, not even approximately - but it is probably not infinite. If you have seen an estimate about the number of galaxies in the Uni…verse, it probably referred to the OBSERVABLE Universe, which is definitely not infinite.

# Could the universe be both finite and infinite?

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# What is the static university theory and what did Einstein believe that that was impossible?

The static UNIVERSE model (not a theory) holds that our Universe has been in gravitational balance for all eternity. If general relativity correctly described gravitational i…nteraction of matter -- and Einstein DEFINITELY believed in his model -- then the Universe would have to collapse into a singularity, a fact Einstein recognized almost immediately. He thus made this collapse disappear with a wave of his hand, saying the Universe contained a force (he called it the Cosmological Constant) that perfectly balanced against a collapse by gravity. Jesuit priest George LeMaitre showed that our Universe did not need Einstein's CC if it were expanding -- an idea Einstein ridiculed. When Edwin Hubble showed that our Universe IS, indeed, expanding; Einstein admitted his CC was his "greatest blunder."

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# What did Einstein do at university?

He was an instructor

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# Did Einstein believe in UFOs?

Yes, In fact he was actually an alien life form, sent to help us.

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# Is it the universe finite or infinite?

universe is actually finite but we've not yet fond its edges, as we know that millions of planets, stars and so many kind of other bodies combined and form our galaxy, similar…ly millions of galaxies combined and form this huge and complex structure of our universe like unbreakable chains of molecules forming the complex structure of our body.

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# Is energy in the universe finite?

Yes , energy in the universe is limited and at the same time cannotbe destroyed .

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# Why do we say there is a finite number of elements in the universe?

A little more than 100 different elements have been discovered(naturally or synthesized in particle accelerators). The moremassive elements are all radioactive and have progre…ssively shorterhalflives as the mass of their atoms increases. Elements havealready been synthesized that exist for such a short time aftertheir formation that they cannot be detected directly, only by theproducts of their decay to less massive and more stable elements. At some point it is simply not going to even be possible forelements whose atomic mass is greater than some amount to evenexist.