First Direct Evidence of Cosmic Inflation

March 18, 2014

The BICEP2 Collaboration, led by Professor John Kovac, has announced the discovery of first direct evidence of cosmic inflation, the expansion of space first proposed in 1981 by Alan Guth of MIT.  The latest results came from observations by the BICEP2 telescope of the cosmic microwave background, a faint glow left over from the Big Bang.

Watch the Special Colloquium Video with Professors Guth and Kovac.  Also read the press release, and the articles in Science , The Harvard Gazette, and New York Times.