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The Pigeon, the Antenna and Me: Robert Wilson

Radioastronomer Robert Wilson recalls a pair of pigeons who almost thwarted the discovery of cosmic background radiation. Wilson’s discovery—“the echo of the big bang”—earned him a share of the 1978 Nobel Prize in Physics...

October 21, 2015 — Nature Video
The Biggest Cosmological Problem Is…

The Biggest Cosmological Problem Is…

…living in a place that makes doing cosmology hard. Let’s backtrack a little. Unless you’ve been living under a particularly thick and insulating rock you’ll know that in recent months the world of experimental cosmology (what would have previously been called observational cosmology, or just plain old astronomy) has been on tenterhooks waiting to see [...]..

September 22, 2014 — Caleb A. Scharf
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