Smithsonian Scientist and Team Find Supports for Big Bang

March 17, 2014
BICEP 2 telescope, Antarctica

BICEP 2 telescope, Antarctica

A team headed by Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory scientist John M. Kovac has advanced understanding of the Universe and the Big Bang theory. Kovac and his team, working at the South Pole and making observations with the BICEP 2 telescope located there, have published findings that they have observed ripples in cosmic microwave background radiation. These are predicted by the theory of relativity as events taking place when the Universe originated, thus the observations provide evidence supporting the Big Bang theory. The findings may provide a link between quantum theory and the theory of relativity.  

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