Planck era

Planck era

[′pläŋk ‚ir·ə]
(astronomy)
The epoch in the early universe when the gravitational interaction between particles was as strong as the other interactions.
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Any model satisfying BHC makes the Planck units variable, and thus determines new parameters of the Planck era.
However, to avoid singularities (and also taking into account that Planck mass should have "realistic" reference), we assume that in the newly defined Planck era (denoted [P.sub.0]) the Planck mass coincidences with the mass of universe:
The effect of the generalized time-energy uncertainty principle on the mean life is too small to measure experimentally, but it might affect the Planck era cosmology [23].
(1), we are prevented from speculating on times shorter than [10.sup.-44] seconds after the big bang, which is an order of magnitude prior to the Planck era ([10.sup.-43] seconds).