Particle Physics & Astrophysics
The minuscule and the immense can reveal quite a bit about each other.
Menlo Park, Calif. — Researchers from the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and Stanford University have for the first time shown that neural networks – a form of artificial intelligence – can accurately analyze the complex distortions in spacetime known as gravitational lenses 10 million times faster than traditional methods.
At a recent meeting, scientists shared ideas for searching for dark matter on the (relative) cheap.
Researchers at the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory are on a quest to solve one of physics’ biggest mysteries: What exactly is dark matter – the invisible substance that accounts for 85 percent of all the matter in the universe but can’t be seen even with our most advanced scientific instruments?
The late artist June Schwarcz found inspiration in some unusual wrapping paper her husband brought home from the lab.