Kavli Institute for Particle Astrophysics & Cosmology (KIPAC)

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October 21, 2014
News Feature
SLAC will participate in Discovery Days at AT&T Park – the concluding highlight of the fourth annual Bay Area Science Festival.
Image - “Discovery Days” at AT&T Park transforms the home of the San Francisco Giants into a science wonderland. SLAC will have two booths this year. (SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory)
June 3, 2014
News Feature
Differences between two types of black-hole-powered galaxies may reflect a change in how the galaxies extract energy from their central black holes.
June 2, 2014
Understanding the origins of our solar system, the future of our planet or humanity requires complex calculations run on high-power computers.
Photo - tom abel in srcc
May 19, 2014
The Particle Physics Project Prioritization Panel’s recommendations will set the course for the future of particle physics in the United States.
May 8, 2014
News Feature
About 550 visitors from all over the Bay Area came to explore a wide range of the institute’s cosmic research topics.
Photo - 3-D movies at the 2014 KIPAC open house
April 8, 2014
News Feature
Scientists from the Kavli Institute for Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology are helping build cameras for the Cherenkov Telescope Array, an advanced, ground-based gamma-ray observatory.
Photo - A photomultiplier module undergoing testing
April 2, 2014
News Feature
Grammy-winning jazz legend and sax virtuoso Wayne Shorter took a few hours off recently from a busy weekend of sold-out shows at the SFJazz Center in San Francisco to indulge in his second love – the cosmos.
Photo - Jazz legend Wayne Shorter silhouetted against cosmic phenomena at KIPAC's Visualization Lab.
April 1, 2014
News Feature
The Cosmic Microwave Background, leftover light from the big bang, carries a wealth of information about the universe—for those who can read it.
March 17, 2014
Press Release
Researchers from the BICEP2 collaboration have announced the first direct evidence supporting the theory of cosmic inflation. Their data also represent the first images of gravitational waves, or ripples in space-time. These waves have been described as the "first tremors of the Big Bang."
The Dark Sector Lab (DSL)
February 20, 2014
News Feature
Black widow spiders and their Australian cousins, known as redbacks, are notorious for their tainted love, expressed as an unsettling tendency to kill and devour their male partners. Astronomers have noted similar behavior among two rare breeds of binary system that contain rapidly spinning neutron stars, also known as pulsars.
Image - Illustration of black widow pulsar blasting material off companion star