Big Bang

From reposting of the El Confidental, August 28, 2022: New data from the James Webb Space Telescope shows inconsistencies between the observed galaxies and the current theory explaining the origin of the universe. Fermilab’s Don Lincoln provides some explanations before questioning astrophysics as we have come to know it.

From CNN, November 4, 2021: Fermilab’s Don Lincoln examines the astronomical measurements recorded from a laboratory at the South Pole to explain one of the theories of, “How did the universe come into existence?”

From Forbes, Feb. 10, 2021: Fermilab scientist Don Lincoln explains why there should be equal amounts of matter and antimatter in the universe. There aren’t. He discusses several current theories that try to explain the discrepancy. Better understanding this imbalance is an aim of ongoing experiments, such as DUNE, which is being built at Fermilab.

From New Scientist, Jan. 25, 2021: The Big Bang left us the universe — and a major set of mysteries around antimatter, dark matter, dark energy, and cosmic inflation. While the Large Hadron Collider looks at what the laws of physics were like a trillionth of a second after the Big Bang, Dan Hooper, head of theoretical astrophysics at Fermilab, thinks the answers to these puzzles may depend on better understanding that first fraction of a second — even closer to the universe’s beginning.