Reverend J: http://www.cfa.harvard.edu/news/conferences for the press conference, but good luck getting through the site it already hammered.You'd think $30 billion endowment they could get a website that could handle a bunch of people trying to view a press conference.
ralanprod: Pffft.Let me know when they track down a recording of a booming voice calling out, "Let there be light".
theorellior: It's pretty awesome, one of the people who regularly comes into the letterpress I run has been live-Tweeting the conference, complete with graphs and images. Pretty cool shiat. Also this:[pbs.twimg.com image 600x776]
pkellmey: jylcat: sufferpuppet: jylcat: Headso: cool place to be a janitor, subs...Hey I get to do math on the boards at night.If you want to have more fun, change the math on the boards at night just a little. Make that 2 into a 3 or that * into a /. Then sit back and watch hilarity ensue.Not that I ever knew anyone who did such a thing during college....Hahahah NEVER!One of my classes had someone who would always change the infinity symbols to christian fish symbols. Always good for a laugh when the professor would be going back through the equation and stop, scratch his head and mutter, "What the Fark...?"
ValisIV: jylcat: Heh, A tweet from one of our scientists (i yam subby):"Randall Smith @smith_randallk 2h@planet4589 Scientists researching in Antarctica return with major news. Why am I afraid we'll hear they've awakened an ancient terror?Yeah, if it's 6' tall albino penguins, I am going to freak out.
BalugaJoe: This is going to get trolled on Twitter.
HawgWild: I like to think the signal is God excusing himself after a gigantic fart ...
Robert1966: Amazing! I knew those steady-state punks were full of it!
Shepherd: The Crepes of Wrath: Felgraf: AND direct evidence for the inflationary epoch?!And if I'm not mistaken, the inflationary universe model also implies (requires, actually) a multiverse.Inflation doesn't require a multiverse. The multiverse is the simplest way to avoid the anthropic principle -- 'why did the universe inflate in just such a way that life was possible' -- but you can still have inflation without a multiverse.
Unoriginal_Username: I won't pretend to understand most of the article, but that's pretty cool.
Parthenogenetic: [www.wired.com image 660x352]Is this one of those things where you cross your eyes and see a 3-D dinosaur or something? Because I'm not seeing it.
Jubeebee: MartinD-35: What was there before time started, would that be a negative number? I'm a bit confused here with the concept of the infinite and all that. Dinosaur riders need not try to help.There was no "before" because time did not exist. You can't have anything north of the North Pole, and you can't have "before" the Big Bang.
MartinD-35: What was there before time started, would that be a negative number? I'm a bit confused here with the concept of the infinite and all that. Dinosaur riders need not try to help.
Inigo: "HOLD MY BEER AND WATCH THIS."
MadHatter500: My Celestial translation skills are a bit weak. After listening multiple times I can't quite determine if it was "Oops" or "Damn".
HairBolus: MartinD-35: What was there before time started, would that be a negative number? I'm a bit confused here with the concept of the infinite and all that. Dinosaur riders need not try to help.Since nobody has a good combination of gravity with quantum theory, nobody really understands the big bang. Alternative notions such as "big bounce" can't be ruled out.[math.ucr.edu image 706x551]
HawgWild: It's probably just some crummy commercial ...
Ivo Shandor: "We apologize for the inconvenience."
jylcat: pkellmey: I don't see a Nobel in it, but interesting nonetheless.http://blog.vixra.org/2014/03/16/who-should-get-the-nobel-prize-for- co smic-inflation/
ciberido: It's just been decoded:[scienceblogs.com image 590x238]
Saiga410: When converted to audio "Achoo" is easily heard.
Felgraf: HOLY shiat they may have finally detected gravity waves?!AND direct evidence for the inflationary epoch?!I agree, that IS Nobel-worthy. Jebus, that's friggen awesome.
Skeptos: I wonder if they'll give the Nobel Prize (or one of the three, since clearly Guth and Linde should be the other two) to someone from the BICEP2 collaboration? And if so, whom, and how would they justify the choice, since so many people have worked on it or its predecessors?
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