Loading…

Allan Adams:
The discovery that could rewrite physics

TED2014 · 4:42 · Filmed Mar 2014
Subtitles available in 23 languages
View interactive transcript
1,198,593 Total views
Your impact
Share this talk and
track your influence!

On March 17, 2014, a group of physicists announced a thrilling discovery: the “smoking gun” data for the idea of an inflationary universe, a clue to the Big Bang. For non-physicists, what does it mean? TED asked Allan Adams to briefly explain the results, in this improvised talk illustrated by Randall Munroe of xkcd.

pin This talk was presented at an official TED conference, and was featured by our editors on the home page.
Theoretical physicist
Allan Adams is a theoretical physicist working at the intersection of fluid dynamics, quantum field theory and string theory. Full bio

Discuss

365 comments

Enthusiastically agree? Respectfully beg to differ? Have your say here.

2000 characters remaining
Please or sign up to add comments.
Sort comments by
There are currently no comments for this talk.