Cheng Chin, University of Chicago (image) University of Chicago Caption The University of Chicago's Cheng Chin and his associates have simulated the impossibly hot conditions that followed the big bang within an ultracold vacuum chamber in his sub-basement laboratory in the Gordon Center for Integrative Science. Credit Jason Smith Usage Restrictions News organizations may use this image in connection with reports about Cheng Chin's ultracold research. Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.