Eight years after its inception, Yale professor of physics Charles Baltay and undergraduates Eleanor Woodward ’17, Nathaniel Barbour ’17 and Kristo Ment ’17 will play important roles in the Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope NASA mission.
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Yale Professor Bonnie Fleming was appointed Deputy Chief Research Officer at Fermilab and will oversee projects about the newly discovered neutrino. This research could change our understanding of how the universe came to be.
Ongoing research led by Yale Wright Laboratory Director Karsten Heeger seeks to prove or disprove the existence of a fourth form of neutrino–the sterile neutrino. The results would require physicists to rethink the Standard Model of Particle Physics and its assumptions.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens captured the hearts of many; however, not all of its science-based action is plausible. Much of it would end in certain disaster, no matter what galaxy one calls home.
How does science match up with the story of this critically-acclaimed sci-fi film?
A supermassive black hole challenges the foundations of astrophysics, forcing astronomers to update the rule book of galaxy formation.
A new material developed by researchers at the University of Michigan repairs itself of bullet holes within seconds. This invention has substantial implications for the future of aerospace engineering and space travel.
Yale associate professor of physics Jack Harris has received a Keck grant to investigate quantum gravity.
The youngest star system ever observed has given astronomers an ideal opportunity to study star formation from the early days.
The myth of the dark side of the moon is debunked through an analysis of the interactions and positioning of the moon, Earth and sun.