Astrophysics News


MIT to Lead Development of New Telescopes on Moon

NASA has selected a proposal by an MIT-led team to develop plans for an array of radio telescopes on the far side of the moon that would probe the earliest formation of the basic structures of the universe.


MIT Scientists to be Key Lunar Institute Members

MIT faculty and students will play substantial roles on two of the seven teams that NASA selected to be part of its virtual Lunar Science Institute.


KIPAC Researcher Awarded Rossi Prize
KIPAC at Stanford University researcher Steve Allen has been awarded a share of the 2008 Rossi Prize by the High Energy Astrophysics Division of the American Astronomical Society (AAS).


The University of Cambridge and The Kavli Foundation Create a Pioneering New Research Center to Examine the Very Beginnings of the Universe

The University of Cambridge and the Kavli Foundation announced today their intention to establish a new institute to probe the beginnings of the cosmos.


The Kavli Foundation Establishes Two New Scientific Institutes in China

KIYP China at the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the KIAA at Peking University will be part of a dozen-strong worldwide network.


For the Record: Remarks of Fred Kavli at Building Dedication for Kavli Institute for Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology, SLAC/Stanford University

Fred Kavli's remarks at the building dedication ceremony for the Kavli Institute for Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology.


Kavli Foundation to Sponsor Frontiers of Science
The Kavli Foundation and the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) have joined forces through a $5 million gift from the Foundation to support the NAS's Frontiers of Science symposia.


MIT Kavli Scientist Leads Work on X-ray Imaging Spectrometer

X-ray cameras designed by MIT astrophysicists are a key component of a new instrument aboard an orbiting Japanese observatory,


Kavli Scientist Leads Effort to Solve Mystery of Short Gamma Ray Bursts

An international team of astronomers led by MIT announced Oct. 5 that it has solved the mystery of the origin of short gamma-ray bursts.


MIT's Wilczek Wins 2004 Nobel Prize in Physics

Professor Frank Wilczek, MIT's Herman Feshbach Professor of Physics, has won the 2004 Nobel Prize in physics for a "colorful" discovery in the world of quarks.