For someone who spends most of her time thinking about outer space, Sophia Sánchez-Maes is firmly grounded in her research here on Earth. From examining algae to studying exoplanets, the burgeoning astrophysicist retains a refreshing curiosity about the world, something
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Nearly every observed galaxy has a giant black hole at its center. Clues lead us to believe that these monsters, weighing as much a billion suns, consume copious amounts of gas from their environment and occasionally spew-out some of it
The third annual Gruber Cosmology Conference took place at Yale on October 7th, honoring discoveries advancing our understanding of the universe. This year’s Gruber Prize recipients were Rainer Weiss, Kip Thorne, and Ronald Drever, the leading scientists on the LIGO
Have you ever wondered about the possibilities of uniting quantum mechanics and computer science? Yale researchers have made important progress towards the construction of more powerful quantum computers.
Can vibrating membranes reveal fundamental truths? An extension of the adiabatic theorem may lead to improved control of systems.
Data gathered by NASA’s Cassini mission suggests that liquid water is present on Saturn’s Dione, researchers reported in the journal Geophysical Research Letters in October 2016.
In collaboration with the physicists from the University of Paris, Yale Professor Leonid Glazman has developed a theoretical framework for better understanding the properties of electric charge in nanoscale devices.
Alive or dead? Cutting-edge research by scientists at Yale multiplies the power of Schrodinger’s cat, heralding the age of the quantum computer.
China has launched the world’s first quantum satellite, which promises to probe new aspects of mysterious quantum communications. But as the technology can potentially create a spy-proof communications network, the entire world is eagerly watching the results.
Yale junior Kristo Ment is making waves, literally. As we sat down for an interview, he drew the arc of a light wave with his right arm, coming at us from a hypothetical supernova—a celestial explosion. He stretched the wave