Astrophysics News


Astronomers Find Evidence of Cosmic Climate Change

A team of astronomers has found evidence that the Universe may have gone through a warming trend early in its history.


USA Science & Engineering Kavli Science Video Winners Announced

The winners of the USA Science & Engineering Kavli Science Video Contest were announced on October 24at at the festival's Expo at the National Mall in Washington, D.C.


MacArthur ‘Genius’ Grants Awarded to Cornell's Michal Lipson and MIT's Nergis Mavalvala

Two Kavli Institute members -- MIT's Nergis Mavalvala and Cornell's Michal Lipson -- are among this year's recipients of the MacArthur Fellowship, which recognizes people with exceptional creativity and promise.


Milky Way Sidelined in Galactic Tug of War

The Milky Way, thought to be the dominant gravitational force in forming the Magellanic Stream, is sidelined by a new computer simulation.


Astrophysicist Lars Bildsten Appointed to Endowed Chair at Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics

UC Santa Barbara astrophysicist Lars Bildsten, a permanent member of the Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics, has been awarded the Wayne Rosing, Simon and Diana Raab Chair in Theoretical Astrophysics in recognition of his pioneering contributions to the discipline.


Michael S. Turner to Become American Physical Society’s First Astrophysicist President

The American Physical Society has elected the University of Chicago's Michael S. Turner vice president as of Jan. 1, 2011. The election puts Turner in line to serve later as president-elect, president, and then past-president in successive years.


2010 Kavli Prize Laureates Honored in Oslo

The 2010 Kavli Prize laureates were presented their awards by His Majesty King Harald of Norway during a ceremony at the Oslo Concert Hall.


Astro2010: Limitless Vistas on a Limited Budget

What can scientists hope to learn in the coming decade about the most basic questions about the cosmos and our place in it ?


Astronomy and Astrophysics Decadal Survey Released

A two-year process, involving hundreds of scientists, ranks priorities in U.S. astronomy and astrophysics for the next decade.


Dark-Matter Search Plunges Physicists to New Depths

Physicist Juan Collar and team are deploying a 4-kilogram bubble chamber at SNOLab, Ontario, Canada to identify dark matter particles.