Theoretical Physics News

05/26/2014

Nine Scientific Pioneers Receive the 2014 Kavli Prizes

Laureates were selected for pioneering work in cosmic inflation,  nano-optics and brain networks for memory and cognition.

04/24/2014

Mantis Shrimp Stronger than Airplanes

Inspired by mantis shrimp, researchers designed composite material stronger than the standard used in airplane frames.

02/21/2014

With A Deadly Embrace, 'Spidery' Pulsars Consume Their Mates

A new study describes what are known as "Black Widow" pulsars, neutron stars that destroy their binary mate.

02/14/2014

Top High-Energy Prize Awarded For 'Fermi Bubbles'

The 2014 Rossi Prize has been awarded to three researchers for their discovery in gamma rays of the large, unanticipated galactic structure now called the “Fermi bubbles.”

03/29/2013

President Obama Meets U.S. Laureates of 2012 Kavli Prizes

President Barack Obama met in the Oval Office the six U.S. recipients of the 2012 Kavli Prizes.

02/19/2013

A Simple View Of Gravity Does Not Fully Explain The Distribution Of Stars In Crowded Clusters

To the surprise of scientists, a higher fraction of binary star systems are found at the outskirts of a young star cluster than in its center, despite the gravitational pull of the cluster’s core.

12/16/2012

KITP's Polchinksi One of Three Recipients of the 2013 Physics Frontier Prize
2013 Physics Frontier Prize recognizes Joseph Polchinski's broad contributions to fundamental physics, most notably the discovery of D-branes.

12/14/2012

UCSB Physicists Make Strides in Understanding Quantum Entanglement

A research team has found a way to predict how the spin of every electron in certain electronic materials could be entangled with another electron's spin.

12/14/2012

UCSB Physicists Make Strides in Understanding Quantum Entanglement

A research team has found a way to predict how the spin of every electron in certain electronic materials could be entangled with another electron's spin.

12/07/2012

Strict Limit on CPT Violation from Gamma-Ray Bursts

With a new 51 million investment, TU Delft and Leiden University will be exploring the frontiers of the ‘NanoFront’.

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