Cosmology is the study of the universe “in its totality”. This includes not only the macro world of stars and galaxies but also the micro world of the atom and electrons and everything in between.
Einstein’s theory of relativity is commonly used to explain the MACRO world and quantum mechanics is used
to explain the MICRO world. The math that is used in these fields (although very complicated as I pointed out earlier)are very good at modeling the universe as we see it now; very good at making predictions about how things work.
What they don't tell us though is how did these things come into being in the first place. There are still a lot of unanswered questions like:
-why does the universe even exist in the first place?
-how did it begin?
-why does it look the way it does?
-what is gravity? (still unanswered)
-is the universe expanding and why?
-what are black holes? why do they form?
-is our universe unique?
-are there multi universes?
-where did all the matter in the universe come from?
These are he questions I have been asking myself all my conscious life and every answer seemed to come with many more questions.
So... I had the idea to try to answer some of these questions using another "universe" that I knew about called The Mandelbrot Set. Maybe if I could understand how it works, then I gain some insight into the inner workings of our universe too.