Stephen Hawking might have the answer for what existed before Big Bang

You might have heard scientists talking about how it all started with a Bing Bang. From the creation of the universe to humanity everything is regarded to be the outcome of that big explosion ‘Big Bang’. But have you ever wondered what was there before Bing Bang, and you may not hear scientists talking about that.

But renowned astrophysicist Stephen Hawking has a theory which explains what existed before Bing Bang.


Talking to astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson on his popular Star Talk radio program Hawking explains what exactly he thinks existed before that amazing event.

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Hawking explains:


According to Einstein’s General Theory of Relativity, space and time together form a space-time continuum which is not flat, but curved by the matter and energy in it. In the Euclidean approach, the history of the universe in imaginary time is a four-dimensional curved surface like the surface of the Earth, but with two more dimensions.

He goes on adding:

One can regard imaginary and real-time as beginning at the South Pole, which is a smooth point of space-time where the normal laws of physics hold. There is nothing south of the South Pole, so there was nothing around before the big bang.

Well, this all gritty science might be a bit difficult to grab for us humans, but to put it in layman’s terms the answer would be there was nothing before Bing Bang. At one moment there was nothing and the next moment all those events took place which initiated the process for the existence of human beings.


The depth of all this explanation by Hawking could be a little overwhelming and most humans may never be able to understand his point, but it all comes to one word and that is there was “nothing”.