Monday, May 04, 2009
In the beginning, their was light from this whopping Big Bang, but what happened next still remains a mystery, but not for long. This new detector should be able to once-and-for-all confirm cosmic inflation theory, as well as put physicists on the right track regarding the long-sought-after unified "field" theory. R.C.J.
Super-sensitive polarization detectors developed by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and university partners will seek to measure whether the universe is forever expanding. The new sensor was developed in collaboration with scientists at Princeton University, the University of Colorado at Boulder and the University of Chicago and announced during the annual meeting of the American Physical Society. A theory called cosmic inflation could may be confirmed during an experiment to be held in 2010 in the Chilean desert.
Posted by R. Colin Johnson at 9:20 AM