Theoretical Physics News


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.


World’s most powerful digital camera sees construction green light

The Large Synoptic Survey Telescope’s ‘eye’ will be built at SLAC.


Discovering Dust-Obscured Active Galaxies As They Grow

An extensive search with the Subaru Telescope yields dozens of dust-obscured galaxies.


A cutting-edge research tool

Summer school teaches astrophysicists to use an open source computational code developed at UCSB's Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics.