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Beyond Einstein: Physicists find surprising connections in the cosmos

December 19, 2018

Albert Einstein’s desk can still be found on the second floor of Princeton’s physics department. Positioned in front…
Taming the multiverse: Stephen Hawking’s final theory about the big bang

May 3, 2018

Professor Stephen Hawking’s final theory on the origin of the universe, which he worked on in collaboration with…
Researchers create ‘time crystals’ envisioned by Princeton scientists

March 9, 2017

Time crystals may sound like something from science fiction, having more to do with time travel or Dr.…
Is there a way to know what is driving the accelerated expansion of the Universe?

February 14, 2017

Our Universe is expanding at an accelerating rate. Scientists do not know what is causing it to speed…
Research pushes concept of entropy out of kilter

February 4, 2017

Entropy, the measure of disorder in a physical system, is something that physicists understand well when systems are…
UCI physicists confirm possible discovery of fifth force of nature

August 21, 2016

Recent findings indicating the possible discovery of a previously unknown subatomic particle may be evidence of a fifth…
Nuclear Puzzle May Be Clue to Fifth Force

August 21, 2016

In a new paper, University of California, Riverside theoretical physicist Flip Tanedo and his collaborators have made new…
Hungarian Physicists Might Have Discovered the Fifth Force of Nature

May 27, 2016

The Standard Model of Physics posits four forces of nature – gravity, electromagnetic, and strong and weak nuclear…
A Proposed Superconductivity Theory Receives Exclusive Experimental Confirmation

March 7, 2016

Superconductivity – a quantum phenomenon in which metals below a certain temperature develop flow of current with no…
Will Minds Appear in the Cosmos?

October 23, 2015

One of the interesting consequences of quantum theory is that particles can randomly appear in the cosmos, and…
Perfectly accurate clocks turn out to be impossible

October 9, 2015

Can the passage of time be measured precisely, always and everywhere? The answer will upset many watchmakers. A…
Shedding light on the invisible Higgs

August 4, 2015

There are basically two types of detectors used in collider experiments: trackers, which are sensitive to any particles that…
Déjà-vu, new theory says dark matter acts like well-known particle

July 23, 2015

A new theory says dark matter acts remarkably similar to subatomic particles known to science since the 1930s.…
Is the universe a hologram?

April 28, 2015

At first glance, there is not the slightest doubt: to us, the universe looks three dimensional. But one…
Black holes don’t erase information, scientists say

April 3, 2015

Shred a document, and you can piece it back together. Burn a book, and you could theoretically do…
New Cosmological Theory Goes Inflation-Free

December 4, 2014

The Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB) radiation is one of the greatest discoveries of modern cosmology. Astrophysicist George Smoot…
Griffith scientists propose existence and interaction of parallel worlds

October 31, 2014

Griffith University academics are challenging the foundations of quantum science with a radical new theory based on the…
Are there extra dimensions?

October 21, 2014

Scientists don’t understand why gravity is so much weaker than the other forces. One possibility is that there…
Physicists detect process even rarer than the long-sought Higgs particle

July 16, 2014

New stringent test of the Standard Model and the mechanism by which the Higgs imparts mass to other…
Extraordinary sensors pushed to their boundaries

January 10, 2014

A new step is being taken in the development of ultra-stable sensors of small forces. EPFL researchers have…
Smooth or Grainy? Paper Reviews Research on the Grain of Space-Time

December 23, 2013

A paper by Stefano Liberati from SISSA has been selected as one of the 2013 Highlight papers (the…
Negative absolute temperatures — and perpetual motion machines — are still out of reach

December 20, 2013

The concept of a perpetual motion machine is an enticing one: Imagine a machine that runs continuously without…
Recipe for a Universe

December 12, 2013

When soup is heated, it starts to boil. When time and space are heated, an expanding universe can…
Higgs boson’s decay confirms physics model works

December 2, 2013

Last week, the ATLAS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider in Switzerland, showed evidence for the first time that a Higgs boson decays into…
John H. Schwarz Wins Physics Frontiers Prize

November 12, 2013

John H. Schwarz, the Harold Brown Professor of Theoretical Physics at Caltech, and Michael B. Green of the…
Einstein to Weinstein: the lone genius is an exception to the rule

June 7, 2013

Developing a Theory of Everything is physics’ Holy Grail. So could it have been completed in recent weeks?…
Should Einstein be modified?

April 18, 2013

The discovery of accelerated cosmic expansion has had a huge impact on contemporary physics and its origin is…
Do we live in a computer simulation? UW researchers say idea can be tested

December 11, 2012

A decade ago, a British philosopher put forth the notion that the universe we live in might in…
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