Theoretical Physics News


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.


South Pole's Next Generation of Discovery

UChicago, Argonne, and Fermilab collaborate on telescope's new ultra-sensitive camera


Record-Shattering Cosmic Blast Could Help Crack the Case of Extreme Supernova Explosions

Exploding star is 200 times more powerful than a typical supernovae


Stellar Revelations

UCSB physicists and colleagues discover strong magnetic fields in the cores of many pulsating stars.


Powerful Outflows from Supermassive Black Holes in the Early Universe

Resolving the gas flow around high redshift quasars.


New Ultra-Sensitive instrument Aims to Detect Hints of Elusive Dark Matter Particles

New XENON1T instrument designed to search for dark matter with unprecedented sensitivity.


2015 Winners Named in Expanded AAAS Kavli Science Journalism Awards Competition

Stories on the stressful impact of urban violence on children, the shared aptitudes of humans and songbirds for vocal learning, and the impact of climate change on the forests of Minnesota and beyond, are among the winners of the 2015 AAAS Kavli Science Journalism Awards.


Yoichiro Suzuki and Takaaki Kajita awarded 2016 Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics

Seven scientists who pioneered neutrino oscillation research have received the 2016 Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics.