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Dark Matter may Predate even the Big Bang Itself, New Study Suggest

August 8, 2019

Writing in a study published in the journal Physical Review Letters, a researcher from Johns Hopkins University (JHU)…
New Theory Turns Back Clock on Conditions Behind Universe’s Origin

February 3, 2016

In a new study, scientists from The University of Texas at Dallas and their colleagues suggest a novel…
Understanding the origin of the Universe

May 14, 2015

The universe came into being 13.8 billion years ago, born from the rapid expansion of an ultra-hot and…
Cold Spot Suggests the Existence of the Largest Structure in Known Universe

April 21, 2015

In 2004, scientists studying the radiation afterglow, or cosmic microwave background (CMB), left over after the Big Bang,…
Update: Gravitational Waves from Early Universe Remain Elusive

February 2, 2015

A joint analysis of data from the Planck space mission and the ground-based experiment BICEP2 has found no…
BICEP2 and Planck joint study: Gravitational waves remain elusive

February 2, 2015

A new joint analysis of data from two South Pole-based experiments–the BICEP2 telescope and the Keck Array, both…
BICEP2 All Over Again? Researchers Place Higgs Boson Discovery in Doubt

November 21, 2014

At the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) in Europe, faster is better. Faster means more powerful particle collisions and…
Explain it in 60 seconds: Cosmic inflation

October 29, 2014

Cosmic inflation refers to a period of rapid, accelerated expansion that scientists think took place about 14 billion…
New Results from Planck: It Doesn’t Look Good For BICEP2

September 25, 2014

One of the recent sagas in cosmology began with the BICEP2 press conference announcing evidence of early cosmic…
Potential evidence for the theory of cosmic inflation published in BICEP2 paper

June 20, 2014

On March 17, 2014, researchers from the Background Imaging of Cosmic Extragalactic Polarization (BICEP2) experiment announced that they…
Are the BICEP2 Results Invalid? Probably Not.

May 20, 2014

Recently rumors have been flying that the BICEP2 results regarding the cosmic inflationary period may be invalid. It all…
Why Inflation Didn’t Get the Same Hype as the Higgs

April 25, 2014

Last month astronomers provided evidence that the universe underwent a brief but stupendous expansion at the very beginning of time.…
Physicists consider implications of recent revelations about the universe’s first light

April 23, 2014

Last month, scientists announced the first hard evidence for cosmic inflation, the process by which the infant universe…
BOSS Quasars Track the Expanding Universe – the Most Precise Measurement Yet

April 8, 2014

The Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey (BOSS), the largest component of the third Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS-III), pioneered…
Reflecting on BICEP2 telescope

March 31, 2014

On Monday, March 17, 2014, collaborators working with the BICEP2 telescope at the South Pole presented the world…
Cosmologists Cast Doubt on Inflation Evidence

March 25, 2014

It was just a week ago that the news blew through the scientific world like a storm: researchers from the BICEP2 project…
Plugging the hole in Hawking’s black hole theory

March 25, 2014

Recently physicists have been poking holes again in Stephen Hawking’s black hole theory – including Hawking himself. For…
NIST Chips Help BICEP2 Telescope Find Direct Evidence of Origin of the Universe

March 20, 2014

The view back in time—way back to the origins of the universe—just got clearer. Much clearer. A team…
MIT physicist Alan Guth explains how new results bolster his 1980 theory of cosmic inflation

March 20, 2014

Earlier this week, scientists announced that a telescope observing faint echoes of the so-called “Big Bang” had found…
Explainer: what a flexed BICEP tells us about the big bang

March 19, 2014

BICEP2 has spotted something pretty special from its South Pole base. Steffen Richter (Harvard University) The cosmological community is…
First hints of gravitational waves in the Big Bang’s afterglow

March 19, 2014

Graduate student Justus Brevik testing the BICEP2 used to find evidence of cosmic inflation nearly 14 billion years…
New evidence from space supports Stanford physicist’s theory of how universe began

March 19, 2014

The 10-meter South Pole Telescope and the BICEP (Background Imaging of Cosmic Extragalactic Polarization) Telescope against the Milky…
First Direct Evidence of Cosmic Inflation

March 19, 2014

Cambridge, MA – Almost 14 billion years ago, the universe we inhabit burst into existence in an extraordinary…
Building BICEP2: A Conversation with Jamie Bock

March 18, 2014

Caltech Professor of Physics Jamie Bock and his collaborators announced on March 17, 2014 that they have successfully measured a…
We’ve Discovered Inflation! Now What?

March 18, 2014

Days like these make being an astrophysicist interesting.  On the one hand, there is the announcement of BICEP2 that the…
That Moment When the “Father of Inflation” Learns of the Detection of Gravitational Waves

March 18, 2014

Andrei Linde, a professor in the Department of Physics at Stanford University, is one of the main authors…
Landmark Discovery: New Results Provide Direct Evidence for Cosmic Inflation

March 18, 2014

Astronomers have announced Nobel Prize-worthy evidence of primordial gravitational waves — ripples in the fabric of spacetime — providing the first…
NASA Technology Views Birth of the Universe: First Detection of Gravitational Waves

March 18, 2014

Astronomers are announcing today that they have acquired the first direct evidence that gravitational waves rippled through our…
Goodbye Big Bang, Hello Black Hole? A New Theory Of The Universe’s Creation

September 19, 2013

Could the famed “Big Bang” theory need a revision? A group of theoretical physicists suppose the birth of…
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