Theoretical Physics News


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.


DESI, an ambitious probe of dark energy, achieves its next major milestone

DOE approves Critical Decision 2, based at Berkeley Lab.


Advanced LIGO to Begin Operations

The Advanced LIGO begins operations this week, after 7 years of enhancement.


Latest results from dark matter detector XMASS presented in Torino

Experiment to test whether dark matter signals change throughout the year yields contradictory results, say researchers at TAUP2015.


Discovery of potential gravitational lenses shows citizen science value

Citizen scientists help an international team of researchers discover 29 new gravitational lens candidates.