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Salient: Victoria University Students' Paper. Vol. 30, No. 7. 1967.

Universe Not All That Old

Universe Not All That Old

The universe is no more than 10 thousand million years old, Dr. W. Davidson told the Science Students' Conference In Dunedin last month.

In a lecture called "Modern Cosmology," Dr. Davidson, who is Professor of Applied Mathematics at Otago University, explained how any three interpretations of the theory of General Relativity applied to the red shift, a displacement of spectoral lines of distant stars led to a "singularity in the universe this long ago, when all the matter was concentrated at one point."