How 2 guys accidentally uncovered the universe's echoes
It’s not often that you can get promoted, commended and even awarded for failing to do your job. Usually, it’s the exact opposite. So how exactly did Arno Penzias and Robert Wilson — two who-the-heck-are-those-guys at Bell Labs in the 1960s — win a free trip to Stockholm and a shiny golden Nobel medal?The cosmic contendersFirst, a little setup. At the...