The theoretical astrophysicist and Princeton University
professor is well known for his work on NASA’s 2001 Microwave
Anisotropy Probe—he conceptualized the mission and deciphered the
radio telescope’s data to measure the age of the universe,
In the public lecture “The Latest News from the Cosmos,” Matias
Zaldarriaga, Professor in the School of Natural Sciences, explores
the most detailed map of the infant universe to date. Publicly
released on March 21, 2013, the map shows relic...
Following the discovery in July of a Higgs-like boson—an effort
that took more than fifty years of experimental work and more than
10,000 scientists and engineers working on the Large Hadron
Collider—Juan Maldacena and Nima Arkani-Hamed, two...
One of the remarkable discoveries in astrophysics has been the
recognition that the material we see and are familiar with, which
makes up the earth, the sun, the stars, and everyday objects, such
as a table, is only a small fraction of all of the...
“Everything here is fraught with danger and excitement,” says
Nima Arkani-Hamed, Professor in the School of Natural Sciences.
With a broad sweep of his hand, he motions to the diagram he has
drawn on the chalkboard in his office of the range of...