The Expansion of the Universe Raises Unnerving Questions

Princeton Cosmologist Jo Dunkley Explains Why We Are Always Updating Our Understanding of How We Got Here

Jo Dunkley is a leading researcher into the origins and evolution of the universe and professor of physics and astrophysical sciences at Princeton University. In her work, Dunkley uses the Atacama Cosmology Telescope to probe the history of the universe and study the ancient radiation known as Cosmic Microwave Background. She has received numerous awards and honors, including the James Clerk Maxwell Medal, the Royal Society Rosalind Franklin Award, and, most recently, the New Horizons in Physics Prize. In October 2019, following the publication of her book Our Universe: An …

Albert Einstein, Gravitational Waves, and Me

Why Astrophysicists Were So Desperate to Catch a 'Whopping Big Signal' from the Universe

Like nearly every other physicist in the world last week, I was glued to my computer screen watching the recent press conference jointly called by the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory …

Physicist Lawrence M. Krauss

Sorry, But the Constellations Are a Sham

Theoretical physicist Lawrence M. Krauss is director of the Origins Project at Arizona State University and the author of many scientific publications as well as books for general audiences, including …

If You Want to Be a Rock Star, Study Physics

Convincing Teenagers That Energy and Entropy Are Sexy Could Give the U.S. a Much-Needed Boost in Science Education

In high school, instead of calling the study of motion and energy “Basic Physics,” I propose we call it “Advanced Tactics for Rock Stars and Secret Agents.” To kick off …

Why I Boogied With a Black Hole

Dance Your Ph.D. Allowed Me to Turn My Doctoral Research Into Performance, and to Combine My Love of Art and Science

I’m dancing over and around four people lying face-up in a giant L-formation on the grass of Caltech’s Beckman Lawn, a place usually devoted to Frisbee gatherings. I’m wearing a …