Theoretical Physics News


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.


Astronomers peer inside stars, finding giant magnets

The mysterious inner regions of stars are strongly magnetized, according to a new study in the journal Science.


Loophole-free Bell test at TU Delft crowns 80-years-old debate on nature of reality: Einstein's “spooky action” is real

Experiment may also enable a radically new form of secure communications that is fundamentally impossible to ‘eavesdrop’ into.


ALMA telescope unveils rapid formation of new stars in distant galaxies

Galaxies forming stars at extreme rates nine billion years ago were more efficient than average galaxies today, researchers find.


Listening to the extragalactic radio

Astronomers probe outer regions of other galaxies at low frequencies.


The Nobel Prize in Physics 2015

Awarded to Takaaki Kajita and Arthur B. McDonald “for the discovery of neutrino oscillations, which shows that neutrinos have mass."


Phoenix Cluster: A fresh perspective on an extraordinary cluster of galaxies

The Phoenix Cluster holds several records for properties of a galaxy cluster.