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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.

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
This week, Boston became a global epicentre of big ideas, from black holes to boosting brainpower, from robotic bugs to…
/Feb 18, 2017
Scientists and journalists remember a remarkable scientist and human being.
/Dec 27, 2016
It’s a telescope as big as the Earth, aimed at some of the most mysterious phenomena in the universe.
/Dec 20, 2016
A new method developed by Perimeter researchers may bring elusive black holes out of the shadows.
/Dec 15, 2016