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Watch: Professor behind yesterday’s Big Bang breakthrough had the best reaction upon hearing the good news

In the video, Assistant Professor of Astrophysics Chao-Lin Kuo pays Professor Andrei Linde a personal visit in his California home to surprise him with the news. Kuo was part of the team that uncovered the first evidence for cosmic inflationary theory — the rapid expansion of the universe that happened a fraction of a second after the big bang. Linde was one of the first scientists to propose inflationary theory back in the ‘80s.

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