Blogs in July 2013

Detection of CMB B-mode Polarization by SPT

Last week, members of the South Pole Telescope (SPT) collaboration reported the first detection of B-mode polarization in the Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB). Scientists have been searching for B-mode polarization for over a decade because it offers an opportunity to study all the matter in the Universe and the cause of the Big Bang.

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Happy Independence Day

As many of you know, every Fourth of July I read the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. Every year I'm reminded of the wisdom and foresight that went into them. Here are a few random tidbits from this year's reading:

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