Assistant Professor Chao-Lin Kuo surprises Professor Andrei Linde with evidence that supports cosmic inflation theory. The discovery, made by Kuo and his colleagues at the BICEP2 experiment, represents the first images of gravitational waves, or ripples in space-time. These waves have been described as the "first tremors of the Big Bang."
Producer: Bjorn Carey
Video: Kurt Hickman
For more on the discovery, see: http://news.stanford.edu/news/2014/march/physics-cosmic-inflation-031714.html