Astrophysics News


MIT Kavli Scientist Leads Work on X-ray Imaging Spectrometer

X-ray cameras designed by MIT astrophysicists are a key component of a new instrument aboard an orbiting Japanese observatory,


Kavli Scientist Leads Effort to Solve Mystery of Short Gamma Ray Bursts

An international team of astronomers led by MIT announced Oct. 5 that it has solved the mystery of the origin of short gamma-ray bursts.


MIT's Wilczek Wins 2004 Nobel Prize in Physics

Professor Frank Wilczek, MIT's Herman Feshbach Professor of Physics, has won the 2004 Nobel Prize in physics for a "colorful" discovery in the world of quarks.


Kavli Gift Brightens Study of Dark Energy

MIT research on the most exciting questions in astrophysics and space science has been recognized by a $7.5 million gift from the Kavli Foundation that will jumpstart new studies of the cosmos.