“Powering the Universe?” –Relic Light of the Big Bang Reveals an Exotic Unknown Force 

    Cosmologists speculate based on hints of twisted light that offer clues to an exotic substance called “quintessence”that could be the  unknown force accelerating the expansion of the universe, with implications not only for cosmology, but also for fundamental physics — the standard model of particle physics does not predict its existence.  This hypothetical … Continue reading “Powering the Universe?” –Relic Light of the Big Bang Reveals an Exotic Unknown Force