Why the universe can be described by the equations of fluids

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Studying the universe and the flow of fluids may seem worlds apart, but they involve some of the same equations, writes Chanda Prescod-Weinstein

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3 February 2021

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ONE of the best parts of sharing my scientific interests with the public is how engaged people are with the ideas. In my time writing for New Scientist, I have received lots of lovely and thoughtful notes from diligent readers. Occasionally, there is a question that I quietly respond to in a future column. Since I only write once a month, I can’t address all of the questions, but I was particularly pleased last month to get an email asking me in what ways calculations in cosmology are similar to calculations involving fluids. The person who sent …

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