Theoretical Physics News


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

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


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.


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.


Fermi Researchers Explore New Ways of Searching for Dark Matter

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


Investigating the Neutrino Mass Scale With The Ultra-Low Background KamLAND-Zen Detector

The KamLAND-Zen experiment succeeded in dramatically improving the neutrinoless decay search limit.


Smallest Hard Disk To Date Writes Information Atom By Atom

Storage density is 500 times better than the best commercial hard disk currently available.


Blue Is an Indicator of First Star's Supernova Explosion

The color of supernovae during a specific phase could be an indicator for detecting the oldest supernovae in the Universe.


Lost Satellite Revealed Black Hole Stirring Cosmic Brew, Thwarting Star Formation

Before Hitomi Died, it Sent Back X-ray Data that Explain How Turbulent Motions May Prevent Cooling of Hot Gas.


Simulations Foresee Hordes of Colliding Black Holes in Observatory’s Future

Study examines genealogy of first detected mergers.


Science Movie Supervised By Hirosi Ooguri Wins Best Educational Production Award

Film visualizes superstring theory and was supervised by supervised by Kavli IPMU Principal Investigator Hirosi Ooguri.