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Title: Whispers of the Big Bang

Abstract

The faint radio signal that fills our universe is the echo of the beginning of the universe. This signal, called the Cosmic Microwave Background radiation, was first detected by accident in 1964 but has since been measured in detail by a number of experiments. These measurements provide a rich information set that enables us to determine how the universe began, how galaxies formed and what the eventual fate of the universe might be. I will describe how these observations are made, what we have learnt from them and what we expect to learn from future experiments.

Authors:
 [1]
  1. Stanford University
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
SLAC (SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory (SLAC), Menlo Park, CA (United States))
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC)
OSTI Identifier:
1014039
DOE Contract Number:
AC02-76SF00515
Resource Type:
Multimedia
Resource Relation:
Conference: SLAC Public Lecture Series, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, Menlo Park, California, presented on June 27, 2006
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
43 PARTICLE ACCELERATORS; ACCIDENTS; FERMILAB ACCELERATOR; GALAXIES; RELICT RADIATION; STANFORD LINEAR ACCELERATOR CENTER; UNIVERSE

Citation Formats

Church, Sarah. Whispers of the Big Bang. United States: N. p., 2006. Web.
Church, Sarah. Whispers of the Big Bang. United States.
Church, Sarah. Tue . "Whispers of the Big Bang". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1014039.
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