Georges Charpak and Roland Omnès, in their interesting essay, “Be wise, become prophets,” write:
”The fundamental laws of the universe are not many. They speak of a container and of a content. One is the container of absolute space-time, governed by the law of relativity; the other is the total content of matter in all its forms, including radiation. In this context, the laws are quantum. They are called “fundamental” in the sense that all the others, countless others in all their many forms and cases, objects and circumstances, derive from these two main laws. Now, the laws of general relativity, of space-time, generate two seemingly opposed effects: the expansion of the universe which expands space, and gravitational forces which compact matter. The gravitational field has assembled the uniformed matter of the origins to shape the galaxies, the very first stars and later, the planets.”
Here, Rossi, roughly, as was composed, piece by piece, our universe after the big bang. Put in a nutshell, the bosons of Higgs and the quarks have given rise to protons and neutrons, these, in turn, to atoms, atoms began to mix and filling pores among themselves, resulting in small balls, marbles that over time became balls. Then they became big stones and, as they grew, became massive, and developed a gravitational force. This game of attraction and growth on the one hand and expansion on the other, continued for billions of years before forming the planets, stars, galaxies, black holes, universes and, of course, the humans.
Now, in this mass of matter, two laws dominate, as correctly stated by the two French scientists: the law of expansion and the law of attraction, and then, only then, all others.
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