17 Mar / “If this is true, this is a moment of understanding of nature of such a magnitude that it just overwhelms”… Said like a true scientist
Dr. Andrei Linde was one of the principal architects of the theory of cosmic inflation way back in the early 1980s. When a colleague who has been researching the theory surprises Linde with new “smoking-gun evidence”, his reaction is priceless. This is what it feels like to affirm your life’s work after 30 years of uncertainty. “Five sigma,” Kuo says several times, which is a measure of how confident scientists are that their results are correct. A 5 sigma confidence level indicates that there is a one in 3.5 million chance that the result occurred by chance and is considered the gold standard of significance.
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