Thursday, June 19, 2014

BICEP2 Results Are Published

With much brouhaha, and with a lot of skepticism, the news-making results and conclusions from BICEP2 is now published in PRL.

This comes on the heel of several high-profile criticism of the analysis, the most prominent of which is the preprint appearing on ArXiv that deduced a possible flaw in BICEP2 analysis.

As with anything, and especially something as difficult as this that requires a lot of analysis and assumptions, the rest of us just need to sit back, let the experts work this out, and be patient for more observations to come in. This will not be settled anytime soon.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I was particularly struck by Big Bang blunder bursts the multiverse bubble in Nature. I like to think I understand gravity and black holes. See where Kevin Brown refers to the GR field interpretation and the frozen star? Apply that to the early universe, and everything is flat and homogeneous. So inflation is totally redundant.

Just thought I'd mention it!