Dr Cormac O'Raifeartaigh of Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) was formally introduced to Professor Stephen Hawking at Cambridge University this week, where they discussed the recent discovery of an unpublished manuscript by Albert Einstein.
The manuscript was discovered by scientists at WIT and the Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, and reveals that Einstein once considered a mathematical model of the universe very different to today's Big Bang theory.
Dr O'Raifeartaigh commented, "It was a very moving encounter, Professor Hawking remembered my late father and his work. He was also very interested in our recent discovery of Einstein's unpublished attempt at a steady-state model of the cosmos. Indeed, his first remark to me was that such models of the universe were the dominant paradigm when he started his research career at Cambridge all those years ago."
More information on the discovery of Einstein's manuscript can be found at [url=http://www.wit.ie/news/details/science/wit_academics_discover_lost_einstein_manuscript]http://www.wit.ie/news/details/science/wit_academics_discover_lost_einstein_manuscript[/url] or http://coraifeartaigh.wordpress.com/