Archives for March 14, 2008

Happy March 14th, or 3.14…

Happy Pi Day! Even the BBC has a nice article on this one. Maybe someday, the US will, too. And yes, it’s nerdy, I know, but what’s frightening is that I actually have the first line of that image memorized somehow…

Inflation’s Problems and Alternatives

This month’s issue of Physics Today has an interesting article by Robert Brandenberger of McGill University, entitled Alternatives to Cosmological Inflation. As a refresher, cosmological inflation is the theory that sets up the Big Bang: it takes whatever was in the Universe prior to inflation and expands it away, leaving you with a Universe that…