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Astrophysics

Astrophysics applies the laws of physics and chemistry to explain the birth, life, and death of stars, planets, galaxies, nebulae, and other objects in the universe. Perimeter researchers work closely with experimentalists to discover new aspects of nature.

Small but mighty, neutron stars pack unbelievable mass into a tiny space – and that’s just part of what makes…
/Feb 23, 2017
Researchers say newly discovered planets offer best opportunity to look for atmospheres and biosignatures of life outside our solar system.
/Feb 22, 2017
This week, Boston became a global epicentre of big ideas, from black holes to boosting brainpower, from robotic bugs to…
/Feb 18, 2017
Scientists and journalists remember a remarkable scientist and human being.
/Dec 27, 2016
It’s a telescope as big as the Earth, aimed at some of the most mysterious phenomena in the universe.
/Dec 20, 2016
A new method developed by Perimeter researchers may bring elusive black holes out of the shadows.
/Dec 15, 2016
Avery Broderick and Tim Johannsen of Perimeter Institute and the University of Waterloo explain a new method for testing the…
/Sep 13, 2016
Perimeter researchers use measurements from the Event Horizon Telescope to test Einstein’s theory with the supermassive black hole at the…
/Sep 13, 2016
The international EHT research team, including Perimeter’s Avery Broderick, has measured for the first time the magnetic fields that contribute…
/Aug 16, 2016
Perimeter takes a look back at an illuminating year of science. 
/Mar 29, 2016