Many equations in physics and cosmology use Infinity, one example is the singularity in the description of black holes. Another is the number of digits in a constant like pi (Π) appears to be limitless. However, what would be the effect of our understanding of the cosmos if, instead of infinity we could use a very large number?
Some scientists are challenging the use of Infinity complaining it can blow up the equations with which physicists attempt to explain nature’s fundamentals, and prevent making predictions. Determining an actual value and redoing the maths may mean that where physics currently breaks down, a new understanding of the universe may emerge.
We live in exciting times!