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Harnessing Light: Measuring the color of a single photon

Harnessing Light: Measuring the color of a single photon

Image courtesy of Miriam Kopyto Photons, little packets of light, are everywhere. By some estimates, the Earth is bombarded with 1035 photons from the sun per second. Considering that there are 1020 grains of sand on earth, the number of

Lessons from Simulating Intergalactic “Pancakes”: Studying the Nature of Matter Between Galaxies

Lessons from Simulating Intergalactic “Pancakes”: Studying the Nature of Matter Between Galaxies

“We are stardust,” sang Joni Mitchell at Woodstock. Yes, with the exception of dark matter, the atoms that make up the vastness of space and all the galaxies within it are essentially the same as the atoms that make up

What is a Black Hole?

What is a Black Hole?

The term “black hole” was coined in the 1960s by physicist Robert Dicke, aptly deriving from the Black Hole of Calcutta, an inescapable prison. But various fields of science assign different properties to these stellar objects—an issue professor Erik Curiel