Nature’s laws are beautiful because they strike a compromise between boring symmetry and confusing asymmetry, physicists say.
The spokesperson for the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory called it “a promising start to mapping the populations of black holes in our universe.”
What could cause galaxies millions of light years apart to all spew material in the same direction?
A lab in Hungary has reported an anomaly that could lead to a physics revolution. But even as excitement builds, closer scrutiny has unearthed a troubling backstory.
A surprising new proof is helping to connect the mathematics of infinity to the physical world.
The astrophysicist, conceptual writer and host of standing-room-only scientific soirees at a repurposed factory in Brooklyn sees science as a powerful force in culture.
The story of the universe’s birth — and evidence for string theory — could be found in triangles and myriad other shapes in the sky.
In the new, free-for-all era of dark matter research, the controversial idea that dark matter is concentrated in thin disks is being rescued from scientific oblivion.
In a virtuoso experiment, physicists have revealed details of a “quantum critical point” that underlies high-temperature superconductivity.
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