Theoretical Physics News

05/19/2017

World’s Most Sensitive Dark Matter Detector Releases First Results

UChicago scientists part of international XENON collaboration.

05/01/2017

Virtual Earth-Sized Telescope Aims to Capture First Image of a Black Hole

UChicago-led South Pole Telescope part of international effort to study event horizon.

02/27/2017

New World-Leading Limit on Dark Matter Search from PICO Experiment

The new result is a factor of 17 improvement in the limit.

02/06/2017

Stars Align In Test Supporting “Spooky Action at a Distance”

Physicists address loophole in tests of Bell’s inequality, using 600-year-old starlight.

01/26/2017

Faster-Than-Expected Expansion of the Universe Supported by Results from Cosmic Lensing Research

An international team of astronomers make an independent measurement of how fast the Universe is expanding.

01/06/2017

Twin Wins For Planetary Exploration

In banner day for planetary science, NASA selects Psyche and Lucy as new Discovery missions.

01/05/2017

Research Reinforces Role of Supernovae in Clocking the Universe

The findings support a widely held theory that the expansion of the universe is accelerating.

12/12/2016

A New Light on Stellar Death

An international group of astronomers illuminates the role rapidly spinning black holes play in tidal disruption events.

11/30/2016

LIGO Back Online, Ready For More Discoveries

Upgrades make detectors more sensitive to gravitational waves.

11/22/2016

Stellar Simulators

Astrophysicists at KITP will use a supercomputer to explore the driving forces behind mass loss in massive stars.

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