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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.

The IceCube Neutrino Observatory, Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope, and other telescopes around the world have pinpointed a source of high-energy…
/Jul 12, 2018
A pulsar’s magnetosphere has been viewed in unprecedented detail, thanks to the tail of ionized gas from its companion star.
/Jun 06, 2018
Research reveals a new class of neutron star oscillation frequencies not predicted by general relativity.
/May 31, 2018
Wednesday Mar. 7, 2018 at 7PM ET Tickets for seats in the theatre will be available on Feb. 20, 2018…
/Feb 09, 2018
Perimeter astrophysicist Avery Broderick joined CTV Your Morning host Ben Mulroney to discuss the big questions driving research at the…
/Dec 06, 2017
Research at Perimeter Institute’s new Centre for the Universe will bridge theory and experiment to pursue discoveries about black holes,…
/Nov 21, 2017
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