It’s a big day for science: Big Bang inflation theory gets some strong evidence…..

Story from Nature here. This is the notion (now supported with good evidence) that in the fraction of a second following the Big Bang, the universe expanded exponentially (inflation). The evidence for that inflation comes from looking for perturbations in the polarization of the ┬ácosmic microwave background that themselves are evidence for gravitational waves. If it holds up, it’ll be an easy Nobel choice.