South Pole Telescope news
McGill astrophysicist Matt Dobbs is spending a month at the South Pole helping to install a new camera in a huge telescope designed to help untangle mysteries of the universe by examining the cosmic microwave background -- the light left over from the Big Bang.
Observations with the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) show that the most vigorous bursts of star birth in the cosmos took place much earlier than previously thought. The results are published in a set of papers to appear in the journal Nature and in the Astrophysical Journal. The research is the most recent example of the discoveries coming from the new international ALMA observatory, which celebrates its inauguration today.