Discovery of the hot Big Bang: What happened in 1948

  title={Discovery of the hot Big Bang: What happened in 1948},
  author={P J E Peebles},
  journal={The European Physical Journal H},
  • P. Peebles
  • Published 8 October 2013
  • Physics
  • The European Physical Journal H
Abstract The idea that the universe is filled with the thermal radiation now termed the Cosmic Microwave Background was discussed in eleven publications in the year 1948. These papers offer a detailed example of the process of development of a new and now very productive line of research, and of the confusion that can attend new ideas. The confusion in this case left a common misunderstanding of the considerations that motivated the idea of the sea of radiation.  

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