New maps from Planck mission support theory of cosmic inflation, the idea that, in the moments following Big Bang, space expanded faster than the speed of light. George Efstathiou - a Planck mission leader - explains more to Kavli Institute's Kelen Tuttle.
The descendant of a long line of chefs and bakers, Kelen Tuttle once thought she wanted to be an astrophysicist. But after sitting in front of a computer monitor for three months straight, analyzing data from a telescope 800 miles away, she decided that research wasn’t for her. As a free-lance writer, she now happily jumps from one project to the next, immersing herself in each for weeks at a time. In addition to her work at the Kavli Institute, Tuttle has written about advances in particle physics for Symmetry, and for the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center.