Could this then mean there was no Big Bang?
Theoretical Physicist Paul Frampton seems to think so. Well, except for the Higgs thing, that's my two cents, which seems a natural thing to consider if the graviton-less gravitational field thing is true.
As I write in the replies at Sabine "Bee" Hossenfelder's "What I Am Is What I Am" blog article at her blog, "BackReAction" :
Paul Frampton has a guest blog article at Lubos Motl's The Reference Frame up today, here.
Frampton has a copyright 2010 book to sell, btw, a link to which is included in his very short essay.
Well, who doesn't have a book to sell these days?
In any event Bee, your comments would be most welcome, as you're one of the "Pros from Dover" on things quantum gravity. As a former Thermodynamicist I'm all over Entropy (our baby) and am reviewing the theory (trawling out learned but "forgotten" facts from old neurons) re same and hope to add to the discussion within a week.
At issue is the elusive "graviton." Frampton states that one can have a gravitational field without a gravitational particle. Lubos takes issue of course in the replies section. Great irony and understandable, as the primary reason given by Ed Witten for leaving the world of Science (Physics) for Language (Mathematics - Superstrings division) in 1983 is because a spin-2 massless particle "fell out" of the new equations, that Susskind et. al. instantly dubbed "the graviton."
Stay tuned ..... UPDATES to follow ....
UPDATE Number One (that didn't take long): Smarter than Newton and Einstein?
Mitchell Porter in Lubos' reply section claims Paul Frampton is furiously editing his own Wikipedia entry. Is he? For the record, here is his current entry as of this moment, let's watch in time how it changes:
Paul Howard Frampton (born October 31, 1943, in England) is a particle phenomenologist. Since 1996, he is the Louis D. Rubin, Jr. Distinguished Professor of physics and astronomy, at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. Born in Kidderminster, he attended King Charles I School, 1954-62, then Oxford University 1962-68. He received BA (Double First) in 1965, MA, DPhil in 1968, and DSc in 1984, degrees all from Oxford. He is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (1990), the American Physical Society (1981) and the Institute of Physics (1986).
ResearchFrampton's Oxford thesis analyzed the relationship between current algebra and superconvergence sum rules, and contained a 1967 sum rule, derived with Taylor. Two examples of extensions of the standard model are the chiral color model, in 1987, which predicts axigluons and the 331 model, in 1992, which can explain the number of quark-lepton generations, and predicts bileptons. Bileptons and axigluons serve as targets of opportunity for the Large Hadron Collider (LHC). In 2002, with Glashow and Yanagida, he built a model relating matter-antimatter asymmetry in the early universe to measurements possible on Earth. In slightly more formal directions, three examples are that he calculated, in 1976, the rate of vacuum decay in quantum field theory ; in 1982, he analyzed, with Kephart, ten-dimensional gauge field theory, and its hexagon anomaly, before the first superstring revolution; in 1988, with Okada, he constructed  the lagrangian which describes the dynamics of the p-Adic string.
In 2007, with Baum, he built, for cosmology, a cyclic model  which solved a 75-year-old entropy problem discussed by Tolman. In 2010, he proposed that dark energy can be understood, by approximating the visible universe as a black hole.
Other activitiesA Festschrift  for his 60th birthday, in 2003, included contributions by Glashow, 't Hooft, Veltman, and several other similarly-known physicists. A 2005 issue of International Journal of Modern Physics is dedicated to him.
PublicationsFrampton's first publication was Chirality Commutator and Vector Mesons, in 1967. He has published numerous articles in journals and conference proceedings. He was the author of a book on string theory, in 1974 (2nd edition1986), when it was still named the dual resonance model. In 1986, he published a book on quantum field theory (2nd edition 2000, 3rd edition 2008). A book on cyclic cosmology, for the general public, was published in 2009.
- P.H. Frampton and J.C. Taylor, Superconvergence Sum Rules in Pi-Rho Scattering, Nuov. Cim. 49A, 152 (1967).
- P.H. Frampton and Yoichiro Nambu, Asymptotic Behavior of Partial Widths , published in Wentzel's festschrift (1970).
- P.H. Frampton and T.W. Kephart, Anomalies in Higher Dimensions, Phys. Rev. Lett. 50, 1343, 1347 (1983); Phys. Rev. D28, 1010 (1983).
- P.H. Frampton and Sheldon L. Glashow, Chiral Color: Alternative to the Standard Model, Phys. Lett. 190B, 157 (1987); Phys. Rev. Lett. 58, 2168 (1987).
- P.H. Frampton and Y. Okada, Effective Scalar Field Theory of the p-Adic String, Phys. Rev. D37, 3077 (1988).
- P.H. Frampton, Chiral Dilepton Model and the Flavor Question, Phys. Rev. Lett. 69, 2889 (1992).
- P.H. Frampton, Sheldon L. Glashow and T. Yanagida, Cosmological Sign of Neutrino CP Violation, Phys. Lett. B548 119 (2002).
- La Belle Epoque of High Energy Physics and Cosmology, Editors: T. Curtright, S. Mintz and A. Perlmutter, World Scientific Publishing Company (2004).
- International Journal of Modern Physics Volume A20 No 6 March 10 2005 dedicated to Paul Frampton.
- L. Baum and P.H. Frampton, Turnaround in Cyclic Cosmology, Phys. Rev. Lett. 98, 071301 (2007).
- Paul Howard Frampton, Solution to the Dark Energy Problem. arXiv: 1004.1285 [astro-ph.CO] (2010).
- First Workshop on Grand Unification, Editors: P.H. Frampton, S.L. Glashow and A. Yildiz. Math Sci Press, Brookline (1980).
- Third Workshop on Grand Unification, Editors: P.H. Frampton, S.L. Glashow and H. Van Dam. Birkhauser (1982).
- North Carolina site proposal for superconducting super collider: Volumes 1. Executive summary, 2. Offer, financial and other incentives, 3. Geology and tunneling, 4. Regional resources, 5. Environment, 6. Setting, 7. Regional conditions, 8. Utilities, 9. Map supplement. Project Director: P.H. Frampton. Project Manager: W. Dunn. Governor's Science Adviser: E. MacCormac. Advised by employees of the North Carolina State Government and others. Submitted by the office of the Governor to the U.S. Department of Energy (1987).
- Last Workshop on Grand Unification, Editor: P.H. Frampton. World Scientific Publishing Company (1989).
- Eighth International Symposium on Particles, Strings and Cosmology (PASCOS), Editors: P.H. Frampton and Y.J. Ng. Rinton Press (2001).
- ^ Frampton, P. H.; J. C. Taylor (1967). "Superconvergence sum rules in pi-rho scattering". Nuovo Cimento 49A: 152–156.
- ^ Frampton, Paul H.; Sheldon L. Glashow (1987). "Chiral color: An alternative to the standard model". Physics Letters B (Elsevier) 190 (1-2): 157–161. doi:10.1016/0370-2693(87)90859-8. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science?_ob=ArticleURL&_udi=B6TVN-472JMJG-P5&_user=130907&_coverDate=05%2F21%2F1987&_rdoc=1&_fmt=&_orig=search&_sort=d&view=c&_acct=C000004198&_version=1&_urlVersion=0&_userid=130907&md5=446284cdf511b824c8ac0e45a8d29164.
- ^ Frampton, Paul H. (1992). "Chiral dilepton model and the flavor question" (subscription required). Physical Review Letters (The American Physical Society) 69 (20): p2889–p2891. doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.69.2889. http://link.aps.org/abstract/PRL/v69/p2889.
- ^ Frampton, Paul H; Sheldon L Glashow and Tsutomo Yanagida (2002). "Cosmological Sign of Neutrino CP Violation". Physics Letters (Elsevier) B548: 119–121.
- ^ Frampton, Paul H. (1976). "Vacuum Instability and Higgs Scalar Mass" (subscription required). Physical Review Letters (The American Physical Society) 37 (21): 1378–1380. doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.37.1378. http://link.aps.org/abstract/PRL/v37/p1378.
- ^ Frampton, Paul H.; Thomas W. Kephart (1983). "Explicit Evaluation of Anomalies in Higher Dimensions" (subscription required). Physical Review Letters (The American Physical Society) 50 (18): 1343–1346. doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.50.1343. http://link.aps.org/abstract/PRL/v50/p1343.
- ^ Frampton, Paul H; Yasuhiro Okada (1988). "Effective Scalar Field Theory of the p-Adic String". Physical Review D37: 3077–3079.
- ^ Baum, Lauris; Frampton Paul H. (2007). "Turnaround in cyclic cosmology". Physical Review Letters (The American Physical Society) 98 (7): 071301. doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.98.071301. http://link.aps.org/abstract/PRL/v98/e071301.
- ^ P.H. Frampton (2010). [http//arxiv.org/abs/1004.0258 "Solution to the Dark Energy problem"]. http//arxiv.org/abs/1004.0258.
- ^ Curtright, Thomas; Mintz, Stephan; Perlmutter, Arnold (2004). "La Belle Epoche of High Energy Physics and Cosmology". World Scientific Publishing Company.. http://server.physics.miami.edu/~cgc/2003CGC.html.
- ^ Frampton, Paul H. (1974). Dual resonance models. Frontiers in Physics, W. A. Benjamin. ISBN 978-0805325812.
- ^ Frampton, Paul H. (1986). Gauge field theories. Frontiers in Physics, Addison-Wesley. ISBN 978-0471347835.
- ^ Frampton, Paul Howard (2009). Did Time Begin? Will Time End?. World Scientific Publishing Company. ISBN 978-981-4280-58-7.