Category Archives: Astrophysics
John Carlstrom gives the plenary lecture at the New Horizons in Inflationary Cosmology Templeton Conference organized by the Stanford Institute for Theoretical Physics.
Our understanding of the origin, evolution and make-up of the Universe has undergone dramatic and surprising advances over the last decades. Much of the progress has been driven by measurements of the fossil light from the big bang, called the cosmic microwave background radiation, which provides us with a glimpse of the Universe as it was 14 billion years ago. This talk will discuss what we know about the Big Bang and how we learned it. We will also talk about the new questions we are asking about the origin of the Universe and the experiments being pursued to answer them, peering back to the beginning of time.
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Vera Rubin, a pioneering astronomer who helped find powerful evidence of dark matter, has died, her son said Monday.
NASASunEarth on Twitter: “Coming up on Tuesday, Oct. 25: the 10th anniversary of the launch of STEREO, a key piece of our sun-watching fleet. https://t.co/xMTwA3Bdh6 https://t.co/bLP0fjhLGQ”
— NASASunEarth (@NASASunEarth) October 21, 2016
A new facility to be built in Chile aims to uncover what happened in the instant after the Big Bang and answer other cosmological questions.
Source: Simons Observatory To Search For Origin Of The Cosmos | Simons Foundation
CfA astronomer Doug Finkbeiner and a team of colleagues claim to have identified just such a signature of dark matter annihilation.
The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has captured the image of the first-ever predicted supernova explosion. The reappearance of the Refsdal supernova was calculated from different models of the galaxy cluster whose immense gravity is warping the supernova’s light.
Caught in the act | ESA/Hubble
The extremely sensitive quantum-spacetime-measuring tool will serve as a template for continuing scientific exploration.
Holometer rules out first theory of space-time correlations | symmetry magazine
The solar system might be a lot hairier than we thought. A new study publishing this week in the Astrophysical Journal by Gary Prézeau of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California, proposes the existence of long filaments of dark matter, or “hairs.”
The Simons Foundation is delighted to announce the creation of the Center for Computational Astronomy (CCA) and the appointment of David Spergel as its director.