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A Polarizing Discovery About the Big Bang!

Minutephysics looks at how polarised light in the cosmic microwave background (CMB) gave rise to the discovery of gravitational waves.

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Planck

Catch up with the latest news, videos and info on the Planck mission, which is studying the Cosmic Microwave Background – the relic radiation from the Big Bang.

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Robert W. Wilson

Robert Woodrow Wilson (1936 - ) received the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1978 along with Arno A. Penzias for their discovery of cosmic microwave background radiation.

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New View of Primordial Universe Confirms Sudden "Inflation" after Big Bang

New evidence for inflation, a period of rapid expansion after the start of the universe, has been found in the cosmic microwave background.

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Arno A. Penzias

Arno A. Penzias (1933 - ) received the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1978 along with Robert Woodrow Wilson for their discovery of cosmic microwave background radiation.

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Seeking the Cosmic Dawn

A look at the results from BICEP2 detector in the south pole which gives evidence for inflation happening at the start of the universe.

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Microwave Ovens

Everyone knows how to use a microwave oven, but do you know how it works? Pick one of the topics to learn what really goes on inside.

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The chocolate bar that revealed the microwave

It was a chocolate bar held in a pocket that helped reveal the microwave. Read more about the tale in this article.

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US microwave bomb

A newspaper article explaining the use of the first High Powered Microwave bomb designed to damage equipment while leaving personnel unharmed.

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Superheating and Microwave Ovens

Ever heard stories of people being injured when using microwave ovens to heat water to make hot drinks? Well this site explains why this can happen.

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