BICEP2 Announces First Direct Evidence of Cosmic Inflation
On March 17, the BICEP2 collaboration announced the first direct evidence of cosmic inflation, the explosive growth during the Universe's earliest moments. It was also announced that the first direct evidence of primordial gravitational waves was acquired, which have been described as "first tremors of the Big Bang." Another important result is that the data confirm a deep connection between quantum mechanics and general relativity. LIGO Scientific Collaboration congratulates BICEP2 colleagues on this groundbreaking result!