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Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB) RSS feed

What happened in the first moments after the Big Bang 14 billion years ago? SLAC scientists are joining others to search the oldest observable light, the cosmic microwave background (CMB).


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The power of awe and the cosmos

A cosmologist, cultural historian, and neurosurgeon discuss how outer space and otherworldly phenomena can inspire discovery across disciplines and bring people together.

Image of galaxies of different colors and varied, warped shapes.
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A new analysis of the South Pole-based telescope’s cosmic microwave background observations has all but ruled out several popular models of inflation.

A telescope pokes out from a metal dish.
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From the invisible world of elementary particles to the mysteries of the cosmos, recipients of this prestigious award for early career scientists explore nature...

Panofsky fellows
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A SLAC/Stanford study of the population of satellite galaxies orbiting the Milky Way provides new clues about the particle nature of dark matter.

Dark matter simulation
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SLAC and Stanford astrophysicists made crucial contributions to the galaxy survey, showing that the universe clumps and expands as predicted by our best cosmological...

Blanco Telescope
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A new experiment at the South Pole picks up where BICEP2 left off.

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The fellowship will support their research on new capabilities for the lab's X-ray free-electron lasers and new telescope technology to look for signs of...

Zeeshan Ahmed and Agostino Marinelli, SLAC's 2015 Panofsky Fellows
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Two scientists at Stanford University and SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory made key contributions to the discovery of the first direct evidence for cosmic inflation...

Image - The BICEP2 detector shown in this electron-beam micrograph works by converting the light from the cosmic microwave background into heat. A titanium film tuned on its transition to a superconducting state makes a sensitive thermometer.
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Researchers from the BICEP2 collaboration have announced the first direct evidence supporting the theory of cosmic inflation. Their data also represent the first images...

The Dark Sector Lab (DSL)