Thursday, May 08, 2014

The discovery that could rewrite physics

On March 17, 2014, a group of physicists announced a thrilling discovery: the “smoking gun” data for the idea of an inflationary universe, a clue to the Big Bang. For non-physicists, what does it mean? In 4 minutes, Allan Adams explains the results, in this improvised talk illustrated by Randall Munroe of xkcd.


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