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.

When dozens of telescopes turned to focus on a source of gravitational waves detected by LIGO-Virgo, the rich array of…
/Oct 16, 2017
Nobel Prize in Physics goes to trio whose combined efforts helped create experiment that directly detected gravitational waves in 2015.
/Oct 03, 2017
The worlds of theory and experiment collided at Perimeter Institute during a recent conference designed to spark breakthroughs in physics…
/Sep 28, 2017
New detection of colliding black holes points to “incredibly bright” future for gravitational wave science.  
/Sep 27, 2017
Fun facts to dazzle your friends while the solar eclipse dazzles millions.
/Aug 17, 2017
Researchers at Perimeter Institute and Princeton University have created simulations that, contrary to conventional wisdom, spinning black holes may have…
/Jul 31, 2017
By pushing Einstein’s landmark theory to its limits, Luis Lehner hopes to crack open a pathway to new physics.
/Jul 17, 2017
A decades-old description of the big bang may not hold up to mathematical scrutiny, according to new work co-authored by…
/Jun 15, 2017
When Canadian astrophysicists wrote a paper showing how the orbits of the newly discovered Trappist planets could be stable, a…
/May 11, 2017
CHIME, a radio telescope under construction in British Columbia, expects to find hundreds of “fast radio bursts” and generate a…
/May 10, 2017