# AHA! The Big Rip-Awarded Physics Nobel Prize for Studies of Universe’s Expansion

Universal AHA Moments: ﻿The fate of the “Big Bang” will be the “Big Rip” (to indicate how galaxies will be torn apart).﻿ The prize confirmed the “cosmological constant,” an idea that Albert Einstein inserted in his general theory of relativity (cornerstone of modern physics), leading to lots of theoretical and experimental studies. Einstein later repudiated the “cosmological constant” as his “biggest blunder.”~sb