Physics and Astronomy

This area deals with the fundamental laws and building blocks of nature and how they interact, the properties and the behavior of matter, and research into space and time and their structures.

innovations-report provides in-depth reports and articles on subjects such as astrophysics, laser technologies, nuclear, quantum, particle and solid-state physics, nanotechnologies, planetary research and findings (Mars, Venus) and developments related to the Hubble Telescope.

U of Utah Celebrates 'First Light' for New Observatory

The new Willard L. Eccles Observatory’s 32-inch reflecting telescope took its first pictures the night of Oct. 15. The “first light” photo is an edge-on view…

U of A physicist identifies mysterious core left by exploding star

Heinke and a colleague have identified the 20 kilometre-wide remnant of the supernova as a neutron star. It's the youngest neutron star ever identified, and…

Follow Rosetta’s final Earth boost

This will be the third Earth swingby, the last of Rosetta’s four planetary gravity assists. Closest approach to Earth is expected at 08:45 CET (07:45 UT). The…

Researchers Contribute to Discovery of Gamma Rays from Starburst Galaxy

The discovery has just been published by the journal Nature. The study reports that researchers using the VERITAS array of four telescopes at the Fred Lawrence…

Starburst galaxy sheds light on longstanding cosmic mystery

The gamma rays observed by the team have energies more than a trillion times higher than the energy of visible light and are the highest-energy photons ever…

NASA's Fermi Telescope Detects Gamma-Rays From "Star Factories" in Other Galaxies

“Starburst galaxies have not been accessible in gamma rays before,” said Fermi team member Seth Digel, a physicist at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory in…

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