Astrophysics & Cosmology
Scientists, including researchers at SLAC, have only just begun to study the remarkably detailed map they created of a portion of the sky.
SLAC scientists find a new way to explain how a black hole’s plasma jets boost particles to the highest energies observed in the universe. The results could also prove useful for fusion and accelerator research on Earth.
Predicted by Einstein and discovered in 1979, gravitational lensing helps astrophysicists understand the evolving shape of the universe.
These projects, selected during the process to plan the future of US particle physics, are all set to come online within the next 10 years.
Our best model of particle physics explains only about 5 percent of the universe.
Astrophysicists use a catalog of extended gamma-ray sources spotted by Fermi spacecraft to home in on mysterious properties of deep space.
In a first, researchers measure extremely small and fast changes that occur in plasma when it’s zapped with a laser. Their technique will have applications in astrophysics, medicine and fusion energy.
A team of electrical designers develops specialized microchips for a broad range of scientific applications, including X-ray science and particle physics.
The event attracted 124 participants and explores the successes and challenges of the theory that describes subatomic particles and fundamental forces.
The LSST cryostat, now fully assembled, will keep the camera’s image sensors continuously cooled to minus 150 degrees Fahrenheit for crisp, high-sensitivity views of the night skies.