Three physicists stumbled across an unexpected relationship between some of the most ubiquitous objects in math.
Most every cosmologist believes the universe is flat. A new analysis argues that it’s closed.
A close look at fundamental symmetries has exposed hidden patterns in the universe. Physicists think that those same symmetries may also reveal time’s original secret.
The astronomers Michel Mayor and Didier Queloz won half of the prize for their 1995 discovery of a Jupiter-like planet orbiting a nearby star. The cosmologist James Peebles won the other half for work exploring the structure of the universe.
A new measurement appears to have eliminated an anomaly that had captivated physicists for nearly a decade.
At stake are fundamental ideas about how black holes form — and a six-way bet.
New measurements could upend the standard theory of the cosmos that has reigned since the discovery of dark energy 21 years ago.