Theoretical Physics News

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.

10/05/2016

Detonating White Dwarfs as Supernovae

Model describes how dead stars called white dwarfs could detonate.

09/26/2016

Construction of World’s Most Sensitive Dark Matter Detector Moves Forward

Latest approval step paves the way for underground experiment’s startup in 2020.

09/17/2016

Black Hole Hidden Within Its Own Exhaust

A black hole at the center of a galaxy named NGC 1068 is actually the source of its own dusty torus of dust and gas.

08/16/2016

Many Goals Outlined in Astronomy and Astrophysics Decadal Survey Are Met, Others Delayed by Unforeseen Constraints, New Report Says

Report highlights the first detection of gravitational waves and the discovery of distant Earth-like planets.

08/12/2016

Fermi Researchers Explore New Ways of Searching for Dark Matter

Three studies expand the hunt for unexplained cosmic gamma-ray signals.

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