Fundamental Physics Directorate

RSS Feed RSS Feed


January 19, 2022
News Feature
DESI has already mapped out more galaxies than all previous 3D surveys combined, and it's just getting started.
Mayall Telescope Star Trails
December 13, 2021
News Feature
This month marks the 30-year anniversary of the first website in North America, launched at SLAC. In this Q&A, one of the Wizards recalls the motivation that spawned the development and how it has changed the work of scientists.
Group photo of SLAC WWW Wizards in an office
November 3, 2021
News Feature
Managing the unprecedented amount of data that will soon stream from Rubin Observatory means more than buying tons of hard drives. SLAC scientist Richard Dubois explains what will go into Rubin’s U.S. data facility.
A bearded man with glasses poses at a railing inside a building.
October 25, 2021
News Feature
A new analysis of the South Pole-based telescope’s cosmic microwave background observations has all but ruled out several popular models of inflation.
A telescope pokes out from a metal dish.
July 28, 2021
News Feature
External
Fulfilling a prediction of Einstein’s theory of General Relativity, researchers report the first-ever recordings of X-ray emissions from the far side of a black hole.
Black Hole
July 19, 2021
News Feature
The research could lead to a better understanding of extreme astrophysical environments and the development of compact high-energy radiation sources for science.
high-energy electrons strengthen magnetic fields
June 16, 2021
News Brief
Bernhard Mistlberger has developed new methods to make Standard Model predictions more precise than ever. The European Physical Society recently awarded him the 2021 Gribov Medal for his contributions.
A white man with dark hair.
June 3, 2021
News Feature
From the invisible world of elementary particles to the mysteries of the cosmos, recipients of this prestigious award for early career scientists explore nature at every level.
Panofsky fellows
May 27, 2021
News Feature
Edward Hohenstein, Emma McBride and Caterina Vernieri study what happens to molecules hit by light, recreate extreme states of matter like those inside stars and planets, and search for new physics phenomena at the most fundamental level.
Early Career Awardees 2021
May 27, 2021
News Feature
An analysis of the first three years of Dark Energy Survey data is consistent with predictions from the current best model of the universe. Nevertheless, hints remain from DES and other experiments that matter in the current universe is a few percent less clumpy than predicted.
An observatory bathed in red light against a starry night sky

Pages