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Monday, March 17th, 2014 06:26 pm

So that physics announcement that I posted the rumors about happened, and it was indeed just as big of a deal as rumor had made it. Here are a few links I've found that summarize the results nicely:

This is really cool, and there are some neat, neat implications. (The data points to an energy scale for inflation that happens to be very close to the expected energy scale of grand unification of fundamental forces in simple supersymmetric models of particle physics, for instance.) It'll be great to see if this result holds up.

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014 05:06 pm (UTC)
Oh yeah, I was meaning to ask if you've seen the PhD Comics on this, and if it seems like a good high-level glance at the issue from your perspective.
Thursday, March 27th, 2014 04:00 am (UTC)
Yeah, I thought about adding that here, and then I realized I'd already probably chattered about this announcement enough. :) (Maybe I ought to post it for family on Facebook or something, though... I've had it open in a tab since it came out.)