Martin Bojowald


On his book Once Before Time: A Whole Story of the Universe

Cover Interview of March 08, 2011

Editor’s note

Originally, this interview ran on the Rorotoko cover page under the headline

“Deciphering the prehistory of the universe—the universe before the big bang.”

We highlighted two quotes.

On the first page:

“The common myth of the big bang as the beginning of the universe and of time is based upon an illegitimate extrapolation of an incomplete theory.”

On the second:

“The densest moment of the big bang is described as being a ‘State of Hell,’ where the universe is infinitely hot and devoid of space. This state persists timelessly, for in it there is no space-time or change.”