Astrophysics News


KIPAC Director Blandford to Chair NAS Decadal Survey

KIPAC Director Roger Blandford will chair the next National Academy of Sciences decadal survey of astronomy and astrophysics, Astro2010.


Inaugural Kavli Laureates Honored In Oslo Ceremony

In a ceremony at Oslo Concert Hall, seven pioneering researchers were honored as the first Kavli Prize laureates.


A Clash of Clusters Provides New Clue to Dark Matter

A powerful collision of galaxy clusters has been captured by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope and Chandra X-ray Observatory. 


GLAST Observatory Renamed for Fermi, Reveals Entire Gamma-Ray Sky
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and NASA announced today that the Gamma-Ray Large Area Space Telescope (GLAST) has revealed its first all-sky map in gamma rays.


Inaugural Kavli Prize Ceremony and Symposia: September 8-11
The inaugural year of The Kavli Prize will be celebrated in Norway with a special ceremony that features H.R.H. Crown Prince Haakon Magnus presenting the prize to the seven Kavli laureates.


MIT reports finer lines for microchips

Lithographic technology, used in the manufacture of computer chips and other electronic devices, to make finer patterns of lines over larger areas than have been possible with other methods.


GLAST - Watcher of the Skies: Observations by KIPAC DIrector Roger Blandford

After its launch into orbit, KIPAC Director Roger Blandford discusses the importance and expectations of the Gamma-ray Large Area Space Telescope.


Looking for New Light: How Researchers at KIPAC are Trying to Shed Light on Asteroids

Researchers now report that they can use this gamma ray radiation to infer the number of small asteroids in different groups of small solar system bodies.


Measuring a Pulsar's Smoothness

The team operating the Laser Interferometer Gravity-wave Observatory (LIGO) reported that the pulsar at the center of the Crab Nebula must have an extremely smooth surface.


Kavli Grant Establishes Endowment to Support KIPAC

Fred Kavli and The Kavli Foundation have made a pledge of $7.5 million to KIPAC the for an endowment that will support the institute's s research programs.