07 June 2008

Cosmology is Cool! ~ Going Waaaaay Beyond Our Cradle

I was blown away this morning when I watched MIT Physics Professor Max Tegmark survey the beyond galactic landscape of facts and theory about our Universe! Not only did he crack me up with his witty asides, but he really helped me and a thousand fellow alums understand the glories our our place in space at Technology Day 2008! Professor T shared the saga of ever more and better data supporting Big Bang and Inflationary Universe theories. Most exciting is his idea for a Fast Fourier Transform Telescope, a massive cheap array of antennae and computes based on Moore's Law enabled advances in cellphone and everyday PC technologies. This FFTT would dialup our data detail by a few orders of magnitude beyond the best of current 'scopes!

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