The most accurate distance measurement yet of ultra-diffuse galaxy (UDG) NGC1052-DF2 (DF2) confirms beyond any shadow of a doubt that it is lacking in dark matter. The newly measured distance of 22.1 +/-1.2 megaparsecs was obtained by an international team of researchers led by Zili Shen and Pieter van Dokkum of Yale University and Shany Danieli, a NASA Hubble Fellow at the Institute.
"Over the past century, quantum field theory has proved to be
the single most sweeping and successful physical theory ever
invented. It is an umbrella term that encompasses many specific
quantum field theories — the way “shape” covers
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 M...
"Sgr A*, the 4.6-million-solar-mass black hole that lies at the
center of the Milky Way, is normally a fairly quiet beast. The
black hole slowly feeds on accreting material in the galactic
center — but this food source is sparse, and Sgr
The American Astronomical Society (AAS) has announced the
recipients of its 2021 prizes for outstanding achievements in
research and education, among them several current and former
scholars in the IAS School of Natural Sciences.
The World of Thinking will make its U.S. premiere on Sunday,
October 18, 2020 during the thirteenth annual Imagine Science Film
Festival, presented by Pioneer Works. After the screening, IAS
Professor Nima Arkani-Hamed,
who stars in the film, joins...