Is there dark matter at the center of the Milky Way?

A new analysis puts dark matter back in the game as a possible source of energy excess at the galactic center.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office • mit
Dec. 10, 2019 ~8 min

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Physicists design an experiment to pin down the origin of the elements

With help from next-generation particle accelerators, the approach may nail down the rate of oxygen production in the universe.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office • mit
Aug. 20, 2019 ~9 min

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Data-mining for dark matter

Tracy Slatyer hunts through astrophysical data for clues to the invisible universe.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office • mit
Aug. 15, 2019 ~9 min

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Seeking new physics, scientists borrow from social networks

Technique can spot anomalous particle smashups that may point to phenomena beyond the Standard Model.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office • mit
July 25, 2019 ~8 min

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Ultra-Quantum Matter research gets $8 million boost

MIT’s Senthil Todadri and Xiao-Gang Wen will study highly entangled quantum matter in a collaboration supported by the Simons Foundation.

Julia C. Keller | School of Science • mit
May 29, 2019 ~5 min

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Physicists calculate proton’s pressure distribution for first time

The particle’s core withstands pressures higher than those inside a neutron star, according to a new study.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office • mit
Feb. 22, 2019 ~7 min

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Project to elucidate the structure of atomic nuclei at the femtoscale | MIT News

Laboratory for Nuclear Science project selected to explore machine learning for lattice quantum chromodynamics.

Scott Morley | Laboratory for Nuclear Science • mit
July 6, 2018 ~2 min

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Center for Theoretical Physics celebrates 50 years | MIT News

Symposium explores how novel ideas and experiments are advancing many areas of theoretical physics in newly interconnected ways.

Scott Morley | Center for Theoretical Physics • mit
March 28, 2018 ~12 min

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Jesse Thaler: Seeking the fundamental nature of matter | MIT News

Theorist explores particle physics at the boundary of “messy and elegant.”

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office • mit
Nov. 7, 2017 ~11 min

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Arthur Kerman, professor emeritus of physics, dies at 88 | MIT News

Former Laboratory for Nuclear Science and Center for Theoretical Physics director made important contributions to the study of nuclear structure and reactions.

Sandi Miller | Department of Physics • mit
June 2, 2017 ~13 min

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