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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.

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
The globe-spanning Event Horizon Telescope is focussed with extreme precision at the black hole in the centre of our galaxy.
/Apr 08, 2017
The James Webb Space Telescope will be an incredible new eyepiece on the universe.
/Mar 24, 2017
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