The Gruber Foundation and International Astronomical Union (IAU)
has announced that Matias Zaldarriaga,
Richard Black Professor in the School of Natural Sciences, is a
recipient of the 2021 Gruber Cosmology Prize. Zaldarriaga shares
the honor with Ma...
A new study, conducted to better understand the origin of the
universe, has provided insight into some of the most enduring
questions in fundamental physics: How can the Standard Model of
particle physics be extended to explain the cosmological...
Physicist Brian Keating details the process by which
breakthrough scientific results can be reached and announced, then
peer reviewed and debunked. Though his team believed they'd proven
cosmological inflation, a Nobel Prize-worthy discovery if...
“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 in...
Melissa Pandika of OZY profiles theoretical physicist Tracy Slatyer, former Member in the
School of Natural Sciences, whose work, Pandika writes, "could
bring physicists closer to detecting dark matter signals by better
enabling them to tease these...
Grand ideas have a way of turning up in unusual settings,
far from an office or a chalkboard. Months ago, Quanta
Magazine set out to photograph some of the world’s most
accomplished scientists and mathematicians, including Eva Silverstein, former...
For as long as modern science has existed, scientists have
attempted to answer such unanswerable questions by trying to either
reconcile science and religion, like Galileo did in defending his
theories against the Inquisition and Ada Lovelace did in...
What struck me was some regularity in the anomaly. The
rotational velocities were not just larger than expected, they
became constant with radius. Why? Sure, if there was dark matter,
the speed of stars would be greater, but the rotation curves...