B-mode polarization

Magnetic mirror could shed new light on gravitational waves and the early universe

Researchers have created a new magnetic mirror-based device that could one day help cosmologists discover new details about ripples in space-time known as…

NIST chips help BICEP2 telescope find direct evidence of origin of the universe

A team of U.S. cosmologists using the BICEP2 telescope at the South Pole announced this week that they have discovered the first direct evidence of the rapid…

Swirls in remnants of Big Bang may hold clues to universe’s infancy

The scientists observed twisting patterns in the polarization of the cosmic microwave background—light that last interacted with matter very early in the…

Super-Sensors to Measure ‘Signature’ of Inflationary Universe

Super-sensitive microwave detectors, built at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), may soon help scientists find out.The new sensors,…