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Neelima Sehgal 2017 Discovery Prize Finalist  

What happened in the first fraction of a second after the Creation of the Universe? Neelima Sehgal, an assistant professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Stony Brook, asked this question as a finalist for the 2017 Discovery Prize.

In a presentation delivered April 13 at the Charles B. Wang Center Theatre, Sehgal explained to a panel of distinguished judges how the $200,000 cash prize would help fund Stony Brook’s buy-in to the Simons Observatory, a sensitive microwave telescope with the potential for detecting primordial gravitational waves from a fraction of a second after the Big Bang. Sehgal co-leads the lensing working group for the Simons Observatory Collaboration, and the de-lensing analysis of this group will prove critical to uncovering a gravitational wave signal from the newborn Universe.

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