Theoretical Physics News

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’.

11/19/2012

Magnetism Combines with Gravity to Shape Black Hole's Environment

A state-of-the-art simulations demonstrates that gravity isn’t the sole arbiter of a spinning black hole’s behavior.

11/15/2012

Winners of the 2012 AAAS Kavli Science Journalism Awards Announced

Winning work appeared in The New York Times, The Seattle Times, Smithsonian Magazine, KQED QUEST and WGBH/NOVA and others.

11/09/2012

Kunio Inoue Wins Nishina Memorial Prize

Kunio Inoue, Principal Investigator of Kavli IPMU and Professor of Research at Tohoku University, receives the 2012 Nishina Memorial Prize.

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