The 5 Most Ingenious Experiments in Astronomy and Physics
Our modern understanding of the universe is built upon hundreds of experiments spanning centuries, all designed and implemented by thousands of creative, hardworking scientists. Naturally, a select few of these experiments stand out as especially groundbreaking, because they transform our view of the way things work. A different exercise is to select the most clever experiments — those that uncovered some simple fact of the universe through ingenuity rather than brute force.
Without further ado, here are my top five selections for the most ingenious experiment in physics and astronomy — in no particular order.