I am not a professional physicist, cosmologist, nor any other type of scientist. I have a lot of questions about our universe.
I look in the mirror and ask myself, 'what holds the universe together? We all have our own body, hair, furniture, the family car? I think the reason we do not all blow away with the wind is because of gravity and the force of the universe pushing back in all directions.'
That is an extremely simplified version of 'everything' but the fact is, there are forces of nature that prevent the universe from dissolving, and these forces are found in Einstein's theory of relativity. The idea is to determine how these forces worked at the Big Bang or the Quiet Poof, since you would not have heard anything any way.
One area I am looking at is how dark matter interacts with the universe without blowing it all up. I believe the abscence of dark matter is due to the fact that every part of matter in the universe also shares a counterpart with dark matter. Dark matter is the opposing and equal force to 'light' matter, what we see or are able to measure. Subatomically, dark energy is the opposing and equal force to energy. All these things work together.
This idea to change as applicable....