If a picture is worth a thousand words, what might the first
horizon-scale image of a black hole tell us? A new paper by
researchers from the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) collaboration,
which famously imaged M87’s central black hole, has provided
In a new study of axion motion, researchers propose a scenario
known as “kinetic misalignment” that greatly
strengthens the case for axion/dark matter equivalence. The novel
concept answers key questions related to the origins of dark matter
James M. Stone, a world-renowned computational astrophysicist,
whose research is focused on fluid dynamics—in particular
numerical solutions to the equations of magnetohydrodynamics (MHD)
in an astrophysical context—has been appointed to the
Thirty years ago, Martin
Rees, a former Member in the School of Natural Sciences and
current IAS Trustee, predicted that bright flares produced when a
star is torn apart by a black hole—what astrophysicists now
call tidal disruption events (TDEs)...
Ewine van Dishoeck,
Trustee of the Institute for Advanced Study, has been recognized by
the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters, the Kavli Foundation,
and the Norwegian Ministry of Education and Research with the 2018
Kavli Prize in...
Juna Kollmeier, former
Junior Visiting Professor in the School of Natural Sciences, wants
to understand the substance of the universe: What forms space
structures like galaxies, supermassive black holes, and the
intergalactic medium that fills the...
Maldacena, Carl P. Feinberg Professor in the School of
Natural Sciences, and Member Douglas Stanford will
give the public lecture “The Cool Alter-Ego of a
Black Hole,” on Friday, May 4,
which will take place at 5:30 p.m. in
Wolfensohn Hall on...
“Trying to understand Hawking’s discovery better has
been a source of much fresh thinking for almost 40 years now, and
we are probably still far from fully coming to grips with it. It
still feels new,” said Edward
Witten, Charles Simonyi Professor...