The World Science Festival is winding down here in New York City. The first event I attended was “Afterglow: Dispatches from the Birth of the Universe”. I wanted to go to this event for two reasons. First, I had always heard about how we were able to detect radiation from the Big Bang, essentially proving the Big Bang theory as describing the origins of the universe, but I couldn’t quite wrap my head around how that was possible. Second, the venue was really close to my apartment.