Tryon, Edward

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Tryon, Edward Gender: M
Edward Polk Tryon
born on 4 September 1940 at 22:50 (= 10:50 PM )
Place Terre Haute, Indiana, 39n28, 87w25
Timezone CST h6w (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 12°28' s_mo.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 24°50 Asc.s_gemcol.18.gif 20°38'


American scientist who was the first physicist to propose that our universe originated as a quantum fluctuation of the vacuum. He is a professor emeritus of physics at Hunter College of the City University of New York.

Tryon's specialization is in theoretical quark models, theoretical general relativity, and cosmology. In 1973, he proposed that the universe is a large-scale quantum fluctuation in vacuum energy. This is called vacuum genesis or the zero-energy universe hypothesis. He has been quoted as saying, "the universe is simply one of those things that happens from time to time"."

Link to Wikipedia biography

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided birth certificate from Indiana archives.


  • Vocation : Education : Researcher
  • Vocation : Education : Teacher (Professor of physics)
  • Vocation : Science : Physics (Quantum)
  • Notable : Famous : Founder/ originator ("Vacuum genesis")