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Are There Unsolvable World Enigmas?

  • Bernd-Olaf KüppersEmail author
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Part of the The Frontiers Collection book series (FRONTCOLL)

Abstract

With the help of huge machines, science endeavours to wrest the last secrets from Nature. An example is the large accelerator at the European nuclear research centre CERN, which is designed to simulate processes that presumably took place at the origin of the universe. Can we hope to understand some day the existence of the world, or does the origin of all things confront us with an unsolvable problem?

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.MunichGermany

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