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.…

1 year 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…

5 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.…

7 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…

8 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…

8 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…

8 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.…

8 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…

8 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…)

8 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…

8 years ago