Fingerprints of the Big Bang Discovered!


The BICEP (Background Imaging of Cosmic Extragalactic Polarization) telescope at the South Pole,
designed to measure polarized light from the early Universe. (Steffen Richter)


GUEST: Ed Murphy, astronomer at the University of Virginia.


TOPIC: Ed explores the historic news announced today about the discovery of primordial gravitational waves in the universe— likely one of the most significant scientific discoveries of our age. A sampling of news reports: Arstechnica, Slate, Huffington Post, New Yorker.


ORIGINAL BROADCAST DATE: Monday, March 17, 2014.