Physicists Awarded Prize for Groundbreaking Work in Cosmology

Kudos guys. I am reminded that Relativity began with a bold assumption that also went against the common framework. I don't know if this will have the same sort of success, but I am looking forward to seeing where it will go.

Cortês and Smolin’s paper, “The Universe as a Process of Unique Events,” published in Physical Review D, proposes a new framework for cosmology that they call “energetic causal sets.” The judging committee recognized the work as “a remarkable approach for introducing the irreversible flow of time into the foundations of physics.”
“It is very humbling and unexpected to receive the inaugural Buchalter Prize for this risky work, in which we set aside long-established frameworks to start afresh to formulate an approach to the deep problems that face cosmology from first principles,” said Smolin.