Kavli Institute for Particle Astrophysics & Cosmology (KIPAC)
Using an entire galaxy as a lens to look at an object in the far distance, researchers are learning more about powerful jets emitted when matter falls into a black hole.
For the 41st annual Particle Physics & Astrophysics Department’s SLAC Summer Institute (SSI), organizers introduced a successful new feature.
In addition to hearing the traditional program of high-level physics lectures and enjoying the social events, the particle physics graduate students formed teams to work on one of four mini-projects during the two-week institute held July 8–19. They reported their findings on the penultimate day.