“The Detection of Cosmic Fossils”

Jeff Dror

Monday, January 10th at 4:00pm

The first minute of our universe is a mysterious epoch. During this period, the universe may have experienced rapid expansion, filled with a plasma reaching temperatures well exceeding that inside of stars, and undergone cosmic phase transitions. However, we have yet to figure out which combination of these events gave rise to our existence. To study the first minute requires directly detecting particles ejected during this time with our experiments here on Earth. [Read more…]

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