Physics Spotlight  
Scientists have developed a new method of trapping rubidium atoms in a lattice of light, which could help the development of quantum computing. Illustration: Christine Daniloff/MITMax Tegmark

Big Bang to Little Swoosh

 

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — The shock waves are still reverberating from the bombshell announcement of the discovery of cosmology’s holy grail: telltale signature of ripples in the very fabric of space generated as it “inflated” during our cosmic origins.