Identifying primordial ripples would be key to understanding the conditions of the early universe.
Dec. 9, 2020 • ~8 min
MIT postdoc finds the angle at which we view neutron star collisions could significantly impact age measurements.
Nov. 13, 2020 • ~6 min
Nicholas Demos, a first-generation college graduate and MathWorks Fellow in MIT’s Kavli Institute, is improving our ability to listen to the cosmos.
Oct. 28, 2020 • ~7 min
MIT-led team uses AI and machine learning to explore fundamental forces.
Sept. 24, 2020 • ~7 min
Researchers suggest a novel process to explain the collision of a large black hole and a much smaller one.
Sept. 2, 2020 • ~8 min
A binary black hole merger likely produced gravitational waves equal to the energy of eight suns.
Sept. 2, 2020 • ~10 min
Despite the planet’s seeming standstill, graduate students continue to use LIGO to identify astrophysical events.
Aug. 19, 2020 • ~7 min
“Light squeezer” reduces quantum noise in lasers, could enhance quantum computing and gravitational-wave detection.
July 7, 2020 • ~8 min
Study shows LIGO’s 40-kilogram mirrors can move in response to tiny quantum effects, revealing the “spooky popcorn of the universe.”
July 1, 2020 • ~8 min
Danielle Frostig, a physics graduate student, is developing an instrument to study how the heaviest elements in the universe are produced.
June 12, 2020 • ~8 min