Diederik Roest: An almost perfectly smooth baby universe

Diederik Roest: An almost perfectly smooth baby universe

A mathematical exploration of the big bang

In search for the smallest building blocks of matter, science has gone far beyond the limits of the visible by using mathematical models. At the University of Groningen, string theorist and cosmologist Diederik Roest works on perfecting his mathematical models in an attempt to answer what is probably the first scientific question ever asked: how did it all get started?