• Cosmic Information Theory and Analysis: IT from BIT, from BITs in IT 

      Bond, J. Richard (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2011-11-30)
      We consider the Universe to be fundamentally quantum and statistical, the many-paths/many-worlds story. This lecture uses Cosmic Information Theory and Analysis, CITA, as a unifying theme to explore the vast sweep of our ...
    • Surveying the Accelerating Universe with Supernovae 

      Jha, Saurabh W. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2012-03-05)
      In 1998 two rival teams of astronomers studying exploding white dwarf stars, called type Ia supernovae, came to the surprising conclusion that the expansion of the Universe is speeding up. This discovery of "the accelerating ...
    • What Happened Before the Big Bang? 

      Bojowald, Martin (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2013-04-08)
      The standard model of cosmology suggests that the universe started with a phase of very high density, described by general relativity as a singularity. Quantum gravity attempts to resolve the singularity by a more fundamental, ...