Jeffrey P Filippini, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, "SPIDER: Exploring the dawn of time from above the clouds"
KICP seminar: October 21 @ 12PM, ERC 401
Inflation is thought to have seeded the cosmos with a hum of primordial gravitational waves - unique messengers from the universe's earliest moments. These ripples in spacetime should have left a unique "B-mode" signature on the polarization of the cosmic microwave background.