New Supercomputer Simulations Will Help pin Down Inflation

In the very earliest moments of the big bang, the universe experienced a period of rapid expansion known as inflation.…

3 years ago

How Do We Know the Universe is Flat? Discovering the Topology of the Universe

Cosmologists tell us that the Universe is flat. It sure feels like 3-dimensions. What does this even mean, and how…

7 years ago

Cosmologist Thinks a Strange Signal May Be Evidence of a Parallel Universe

In the beginning, there was chaos. Hot, dense, and packed with energetic particles, the early Universe was a turbulent, bustling place.…

8 years ago

New Cosmological Theory Goes Inflation-Free

The Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB) radiation is one of the greatest discoveries of modern cosmology. Astrophysicist George Smoot once likened…

9 years ago

Higgs Boson Threatened The Early Universe, But Gravity Saved The Day

All the physical properties of our Universe - indeed, the fact that we even exist within a Universe that we can…

9 years ago

Has the Cosmology Standard Model become a Rube Goldberg Device?

This week at the Royal Astronomical Society's National Astronomy Meeting in the UK, physicists are challenging the evidence for the…

10 years ago

Why Inflation Didn’t Get the Same Hype as the Higgs

Last month astronomers provided evidence that the universe underwent a brief but stupendous expansion at the very beginning of time.…

10 years ago

Watch Live Webcast: Secrets of the Universe’s First Light

Just a month ago came the news of the first direct evidence of primordial gravitational waves — ripples in the…

10 years ago

Weekly Space Hangout – March 21, 2014: Cosmos & Gravitational Waves!

Host: Fraser Cain Guests: Matthew Francis, Nicole Gugliucci, Brian Koberlein, Morgan Rehnberg, Mike Simmons (more…)

10 years ago

We’ve Discovered Inflation! Now What?

Days like these make being an astrophysicist interesting.  On the one hand, there is the annoucement of BICEP2 that the…

10 years ago