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By Marcus Chown

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Stephen Hawking defined it as 'the discovery of the century, if now not of all time', but the scientists who first detected the cosmic radiation that was once pointed out because the afterglow of the massive bang needed to admit that it used to be extra unintentionally than goal. initially its discoverers mistook the readings for the disruption as a result of the droppings of pigeons that had nested of their telescope, and but they went directly to win the Nobel prize. within the mid-1990s New Scientist author Marcus Chown drove throughout the USA to interview the major scientists who had made this brilliant discovery. Their account and Chown's description in their fulfillment used to be released to a lot acclaim. yet now, over a decade later, during this new and completely revised version he is going at the back of the hype and the hysteria to supply a transparent and energetic clarification of 1 of the most important discoveries in glossy technological know-how - and a super photograph of what occurred subsequent.

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Fix Ä 2 R such that 1 0<Ä< 2 r cT ; dT (28) 0 with cT and dT given by Theorem 1. 0;T/ 6 Ä, then, for any . y1 ; y2 / of (1), in the class (16), satisfies j f j2 1;˝ C jgj20;˝ 6 A similar result holds true when definite kernel. 0;TIL2b . // : (29) extended as zero outside Œ0; T, is a positive 5 A Negative Result The above results concern cases for which c keeps a constant sign within the spatial domain. If that is not the case, one can exhibit counterexamples to unique continuation for the system (1) (see [5]).

Alabau-Boussouira et al. 0;T/ @ 0 63 The conclusion (18) now follows by inserting estimates (12) and (20) into the above inequality. A2/. 0; T/ for some M > 0. Then, for any . 0;TIL2b . 0;T/ Á jgj20;˝ (23) with cT and dT given by Theorem 1. Before proving Theorem 2, we derive a simple estimate for solutions of integral equations. 0; T/. e. s/k2 ds: 0 t u The conclusion follows by the Gronwall lemma. t; x/ @ with X D L2 0; TI L2b . / . 0;T/ 0;˝ @ 0 owing to the direct inequality in (15). 0;T/ jgj20;˝ o or cT cT j f j2 1;˝ C 2 2TM 4e 4e2TM2 which completes the proof.

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