Thought dust could only bore you? Think again: it may obscure our view of time’s very beginning!
Much like the Cosmic Microwave Background, the Cosmic Neutrino Background permeates our Universe and it could take us back to 1 second after the Big Bang. Today, we discuss the effect of the Sun on modulating the expected signal from the neutrino background.
BICEP2 results show a 5.3 sigma detection of gravitational waves from inflation’s imprint on the cosmic microwave background (CMB).
From measurements of quasar spectra, we can determine whether or not the fine structure constant is really a constant.
The authors raise a key point about the detection of gravitational waves from the early universe. Not only would such a detection verify the theory of inflation, but it would also prove the quantization of gravity.
A relatively detailed discussion of a classic paper in cosmology, which basically covers everything you might want to know about how structure forms in the Universe on the very largest scales.