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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.

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
The CHIME Telescope collaboration, in which Perimeter’s Kendrick Smith and team play a central role, announced this week the landmark…
/Jan 09, 2019
Pioneering astrophysicist Jocelyn Bell Burnell isn’t one to stand back from a challenge, whether it involves analyzing data, tackling sexism,…
/Dec 11, 2018
Avery Broderick and Avi Loeb published papers in 2005 and 2006 predicting the the behaviour of “hotspots” around black holes.…
/Oct 30, 2018