Theoretical Physics News


Iair Arcavi Receives Harvey L. Karp Discovery Award

KITP scholar Iair Arcavi will use the Harvey L. Karp Discovery Award to learn more about supermassive black holes.


Déjà-vu, new theory says dark matter acts like well-known particle

A new theory says dark matter acts remarkably similar to subatomic particles known to science since the 1930s.


ALMA witnesses assembly of galaxies in the early Universe for the first time

KICC astronomers detect the most distant clouds of star-forming gas ever found in normal galaxies in the early Universe.


A black hole enigma

Iair Arcavi will use the Harvey L. Karp Discovery Award to learn more about supermassive black holes.


AURA releases study of future space telescope

Astronomers envision a 'high-definition Hubble' to look for life beyond Earth.


Dark Matter Map Begins to Reveal the Universe's Early History

The latest results from the Subaru Telescope’s newest camera have captured nine large dark matter concentrations, each the mass of a galaxy cluster, more than one billion light-years from Earth.


How Spacetime is built by Quantum Entanglement: New Insight into Unification of General Relativity and Quantum Mechanics

A collaboration of physicists and a mathematician has made a significant step toward unifying general relativity and quantum mechanics.


SLAC Gears Up for Dark Matter Hunt with LUX-ZEPLIN

Researchers have come a step closer to building one of the world’s advanced dark matter detectors after a crucial government review.


Supernova Hits Star, Results Shocking

A team of astronomers observe a supernova smash into its companion star; resulting ultraviolet pulse points to supernova’s origin story.


Newly Dedicated Observatory to Search for Gravitational Waves

Seeking to expand how we observe and understand the universe where we live, the National Science Foundation today helped dedicate the Advanced Laser Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatories (Advanced LIGO) at the LIGO Hanford facility in Richland, Wash.