This is the blog of Ronald Bartels that wanders on and off the subject of problem management (that is how it started), but it is best described by Ray who says this is Daddy's thoughts! Like the best music is from the Eighties and a wee dram helps in solving most inconveniences.
The Big Bang - that background noise of our existence - the Awesome World of Things
The prevailing theory to how the universe was made began with noise,
like common radio static.
While working with the Holmdel antenna in New
Jersey, the two astronomers, Robert Wilson and Arno Penzias, discovered a
background noise that left them perplexed. After ruling out possible
interference from urban areas, nuclear tests, or pigeons living in the
antenna, Wilson and Penzias came across
an explanation with Robert Dicke's theory that radiation leftover from a
universe-forming big bang would now act as background cosmic radiation.
In fact, a short distance from the Holmdel antenna at Princeton
University, another team lead by Dicke had been searching for this
background radiation. When he heard the news of Wilson and Penzias'
discovery, Dicke famously told his research partners, "we've been
scooped." Penzias and Wilson would go on to receive the Nobel Prize.
Find out more about the Big Bang over at LinkedIn here.