Possible Alternatives to the Standard Cosmological Model


Some cosmologists have developed alternative models which produce a different understanding of the connections with "process time," or time that an observer will see things happening from his perspective. Humphreys and other cosmologists have proposed a White Hole Cosmology in which, contrary to the Big Bang model, there is assumed to be a natural centre to the Universe. By using exactly the same general relativity differential equations that Einstein used, but with different initial conditions, Humphreys, Hartnett, and others have shown that one then gets a gradient of time dilation effects across the early expansion. This talk will explore the implications of this.