“Despite its name, the big bang theory is not really a theory of a bang at all. It is really only a theory of the aftermath of a bang.” -Alan Guth
So, you’ve heard the big news by now, no doubt? Primordial B-modes have been detected in the polarization of the cosmic microwave background!
But how robust is this? Will it hold up under scrutiny? And is it statistically significant enough to call a “discovery” just yet?
And finally, whether it does or it doesn’t, what does it tell us about the origin of our Universe?
Go get all these question answered (and more) at the new Starts With A Bang on Medium!