Talk:Plasma cosmology

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Unrelated authors to plasma cosmology[edit]

The article says under Alfvén–Klein cosmology

"In the 1960s, the theory behind plasma cosmology was introduced by Alfvén, who won the 1970 Nobel Prize in Physics for his other (unrelated) plasma work on magnetohydrodynamics (MHD),[1] along with Oskar Klein and Carl-Gunne Fälthammar.[2][3]"

The introduction says: "Some theoretical concepts about plasma cosmology originated with Hannes Alfvén,.." but both Oskar Klein and Carl-Gunne Fälthammar are said to be originators in the main text. They are only associated with the Alfvén–Klein cosmology (Alfvén & Fälthammar in 1963 says nothing related to plasma cosmology at all, but did to the metagalaxy), but were not the originators of plasma cosmology. Aarghdvaark had incorrectlyreversed this edit here [1]

Worse, the given reference of the book by Kragh (1996) is totally unrelated to the given statement, where plasma cosmology appear once in the book on pg. 384. Alfvén–Klein cosmology is discussed on the given pages.

I therefore have removed the subsequent names from this text, but moved Kragh (1996) reference onto the next article line which sort of refers to 'metagalaxy' Ref. 8 is moved to verify Alfven's PC theory. Arianewiki1 (talk) 04:51, 28 April 2017 (UTC)

  1. ^ Kragh, H.S. (1996). Cosmology and Controversy: The Historical Development of Two Theories of the Universe. 23. Princeton University Press. pp. 482–483. ISBN 0-691-00546-X.
  2. ^ Alfvén, H.; Falthammar, C.-G. (1963). Cosmic electrodynamics. Oxford: Clarendon Press.
  3. ^ H., Alfvén (1966). Worlds-antiworlds: antimatter in cosmology. Freeman.

I think that's all good. Thanks for the edits. Aarghdvaark (talk) 08:12, 28 April 2017 (UTC)

Electric Universe[edit]

Electric Universe redirects here but is not mentioned. Can the article clarify if Electric Universe is a synonym for PC or how they relate. - Rod57 (talk) 11:27, 10 August 2018 (UTC)

Searching the archives for this page it seems there once was a separate Electric Universe page. If plasma cosmology was the historic concept (now abandoned) and Electric Universe (EU) is its current manifestation - surely we should at least have a section here on EU, if not a separate page summarising EU and how much support it might have. ? - Rod57 (talk) 11:33, 10 August 2018 (UTC)
If you can find a reliable source that describes the relationship between the two, I wouldn't object to adding a sentence or so. As for support, both ideas (if they are even distinct) are very far out of the mainstream and have zero support as viable models of the universe.Waleswatcher (talk) 21:17, 10 August 2018 (UTC)