Physics

What are quantum rainbows

What are quantum rainbows?

In the latest animation from Oxford Sparks, Dr Benjamin Brecht from Oxford's Department of Physics explores the 'miraculous' world of quantum physics, focusing on...
Astrophysicist predicts detached, eclipsing white dwarfs to merge into exotic star

Astrophysicist predicts detached, eclipsing white dwarfs to merge into exotic star

A University of Oklahoma astrophysicist, Mukremin Kilic, and his team have discovered two detached, eclipsing double white dwarf binaries with orbital periods of 40...
Nobel Prize in Physics 2017 Awarded Gravitational Waves Detection

Nobel Prize in Physics 2017 awarded gravitational waves detection

On Oct. 3, the 2017 Nobel Prize in physics was announced. The Nobel Prize committee awarded the prize to Prof. Rainer Weiss, Prof. Barry C....
LIGO and Virgo observatories jointly detect black hole collision

LIGO and Virgo observatories jointly detect black hole collision

Discovery launches new era of gravitational wave science In August, detectors on two continents recorded gravitational wave signals from a pair of black holes colliding. This...
Gravitational wave hits Earth again

Gravitational wave hits Earth again

For the first time, 3 detectors zoom in on location For the first time, three detectors have tracked the gravitational waves emitted by a merger...
Artificial intelligence analyzes gravitational lenses 10 million times faster

Artificial intelligence analyzes gravitational lenses 10 million times faster

Researchers have for the first time shown that neural networks can accurately analyze the complex distortions in spacetime known as gravitational lenses 10 million...
Black hole models contradicted by hands-on tests at Sandia's Z machine

Black hole models contradicted by hands-on tests at Sandia’s Z machine

Small cracks in basic theories. A long-standing but unproven assumption about the X-ray spectra of black holes in space has been contradicted by hands-on experiments...
Are we made of atoms from distant galaxies?

Are we made of atoms from distant galaxies?

New research suggests that up to half of the matter in the Milky Way may come from galaxies far, far away. Scientists say this could...
Astrophysicists map out the light energy contained within the Milky Way

Astrophysicists map out the light energy contained within the Milky Way

For the first time, a team of scientists have calculated the distribution of all light energy contained within the Milky Way, which will provide...
Dark matter is likely 'cold,' not 'fuzzy'

Dark matter is likely ‘cold,’ not ‘fuzzy’

Dark matter is the aptly named unseen material that makes up the bulk of matter in our universe. But what dark matter is made of...