# A matrix big bang

- Published: 01 Jan 2005
- Country: Netherlands

- University of Portland United States
- University of Amsterdam Netherlands

- Funder: National Science Foundation (NSF)
- Project Code: 0094328
- Funding stream: Directorate for Mathematical & Physical Sciences | Division of Physics

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