Theoretical Physics News


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.


Supermassive Black Hole Wind Can Stop New Stars From Forming

New class of galaxies with supermassive black hole winds energetic enough to suppress star formation.


New Test By Deepest Galaxy Map Finds Einstein’s Theory Stands True

Researchers have made a 3D map of 3000 galaxies 13 billion light years from Earth.


Experiment Probes Nature of Space and Time

Scientists listen for 'holographic noise" at the universe's smallest scale.


Subaru Telescope Takes Snapshot of Fast Radio Burst Host Galaxy

Until now, no one could explain what fast radio bursts were or where they came from.


New Satellite with Superior X-ray Vision Launched

‘Hitomi’ spacecraft to enable unprecedented views of the violent universe


LIGO-India Gets Green Light

The project will expand the international network of gravitational wave detectors.


Scientists Make First Direct Detection of Gravitational Waves

LIGO signal reveals first observation of two massive black holes colliding, proves Einstein right.