Allan Adams

The discovery that could rewrite physics

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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.

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Allan Adams · Theoretical physicist

Allan Adams is a theoretical physicist working at the intersection of fluid dynamics, quantum field theory and string theory.

Allan Adams is a theoretical physicist working at the intersection of fluid dynamics, quantum field theory and string theory.