It’s being called one of the biggest scientific discoveries in history. Over the weekend, the theory of “inflation,” described as the “smoking gun” of the Big Bang, was proven. Inflation was theorized by physicists Alan Guth and Andrei Linde back in the 1970s. Guth now teaches just down the road at MIT, and Linde works at Stanford.
- Alan MacRobert is the senior editor of Sky & Telescope magazine.