The Principle: Most Controversial Film of Our Time?

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Something history-changing was about to happen, and Max Tegmark didn’t even know it.

During a late night of work, the MIT Professor of Physics was completing a model of the universe’s Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB). The CMB of the universe is, in Max’s words, a “weather map” of the cosmic radiation that spans across the entire universe, showing various hot and cold spots of radiation. In Max’s own words: “No one had ever made a picture of it before because they couldn’t clean out all the junk.”


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