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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.

Just across the mountains from where Dustin Lang grew up now sits a telescope that he and colleagues are using…
/Aug 06, 2019
What’s in a name? For the scientists behind these marvelous monikers, it seems a catchy acronym is key.
/Jul 02, 2019
Theoretical astrophysicist Avery Broderick reflects on the 20-year project that went from audacious idea to globe-stopping announcement.
/Jun 19, 2019
Multimessenger astronomy is here. What are researchers doing with it?
/Jun 07, 2019
A new model says that most of the gold in the universe comes from whirling, dying stars called collapsars.
/May 31, 2019
Science writer Ian O’Neill explores the remarkable scientific ingenuity and collaboration required to capture humanity’s first glimpse of a black…
/Apr 10, 2019
Humanity’s first look at a black hole has been released by the Event Horizon Telescope collaboration, a globe-spanning consortium of…
/Apr 10, 2019
On April 10 at 9 am ET, the Event Horizon Telescope collaboration announced a “groundbreaking result” regarding black holes. Following…
/Apr 05, 2019
Watch the live webcast of the announcement of “groundbreaking results” about black holes from the EHT collaboration.
/Apr 05, 2019
Somewhere deep in space, ultrafast fireworks are going off, releasing as much energy in a single millisecond burst as our…
/Feb 25, 2019