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Monday, March 17, 2014

Landmark find: Gravity waves detected in space

Alan Guth, seen Friday at MIT, was one of the first to hypothesize the existence of inflationary forces that explain how the universe expanded so rapidly and so uniformly after the Big Bang. He expressed surprise that apparent confirmation of his idea came during his lifetime.