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May 17, 2021

CATEGORY: Show Me the Physics! Video Contest (2014) [back]
TOPIC: Cosmic Inflation & Doubling with Pinto Beans by Schatzie Dudee [refresh]
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Schatzie Dudee wrote on Jul. 17, 2014 @ 21:07 GMT
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While the Big Bang Theory explains quite a lot about the potential beginnings of our universe, the theory of cosmic inflation may be the next step forward in our understanding of where and how everything came to "be." Cosmic inflation postulates that a tiny speck of dense matter "doubled" in size roughly 260 times and created everything in our observable universe. Indeed, the power of doubling is quite profound. This short video is a condensed version of a thought experiment I did for my kids which helped them visualize and understand (very) basic concepts behind the idea of cosmic inflation using pinto beans and my son's hockey practice board. I also showed them how this theory could solve The Flatness Problem and The Horizon Problem as explained very succinctly in Max Tegmark's book, "Our Mathematical Universe." If we have sufficient time, we hope to make video shorts about those 2 problems being solved by cosmic inflation.

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Schatzie Dudee is a mom to four kids, ages 12-18 years old. She is an avid science and physics enthusiast who tries very hard to engage her children in all the magnificence of our natural world. She has been called a "citizen scientist," which is one of the nicest things anyone has ever said about her

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Member Tejinder Pal Singh wrote on Sep. 6, 2014 @ 21:54 GMT
Hi. I think this is really nicely done, and surely gets the basic idea of inflation across.

Best wishes,


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Member Marc Séguin wrote on Sep. 12, 2014 @ 21:02 GMT

Nice video about the magic of exponential growth! I had watched it a while ago, but just now realized that I didn't get to rate it: I have now done so, and I hope you soon get the 10 votes needed to have a chance to be considered for the finals.

I also enjoyed your "White Hole" video... I had commented on it and rated it a week ago.

I have entered 3 videos in this contest, a series called "This Is Physics", and the process of getting them to be noticed and rated has been hard... I don't know if you had a chance to look at them, but if you did, the third video, "Physics Into Darkness", is still in need of community votes, so if you could leave a rating, it would be very appreciated! Part 3 has a bit about the Big Bang and the expansion of the Universe, so you may find it particularly interesting. (It also features Einstein riding on a meter stick, an "iceberg of mystery", and a slot machine that creates universes!!!) This is the direct link:

Physics Into Darkness

Thank you, and good luck in the contest!


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