Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Linde Gets the News

If you haven't seen this video yet, you should.  Note that the furthest direct view of the origin of the Universe from the CMB on takes us back to t = 300,000 years or so.  The BICEP2 result goes back to phenomena many, many orders of magnitude earlier (via the imprint of primordial gravitational waves on the CMB).