Theoretical Physics News

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.

11/22/2016

Record-breaking Faint Satellite Galaxy of the Milky Way Discovered

An international team led by researchers from Tohoku University has found an extremely faint dwarf satellite galaxy of the Milky Way.

11/02/2016

Cosmic Connection

KITP’s Greg Huber worked with nuclear physicists to confirm a structural similarity found in both human cells and neutron stars.

10/19/2016

Curious Tilt of the Sun Traced to Undiscovered Planet

"Planet Nine” may be the reason that the solar system’s planets orbit at a six-degree angle with respect to the Sun.

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