Physicists Hunt for the Big Bang’s Triangles

The story of how and why the universe began is written in the sky. Cosmologists believe that details of the Big Bang are encoded in triangles and other shapes that appear in the distribution of galaxies. Lately, they’ve made significant progress in determining what shapes to look for—and how to look for them—in order to better understand the origin story of our universe.

Nima Arkani-Hamed, Juan Maldacena, and Matias Zaldarriaga, Professors in the School of Natural Sciences, along with Members Marc Kamionkowski (1991–95), Matthew Kleban (2012–13), and Eva Silverstein (1999), weigh in on the progress in the field. Read more from Quanta Magazine


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