(Submitted September 20, 2000)
What was Freidman's theory on the expansion of the universe? What
evidence did he have to support this?
Aleksandr Aleksandrovich Friedmann (1888-1925) was a Russian mathematician:
who correctly identified that Einstein's field theories allowed for
expanding and contracting universes as well as static ones. He didn't
have any physical evidence for this at the time, but correctly
deduced, and Einstein later confirmed, that it was possible.
You can find more information on Friedman's theory at:
Hope this helps,
Michael Arida for Ask an Astrophysicist