MARK DEVLIN AND COLLEAGUES AWARDED NSF GRANT TO UPGRADE PROMINENT OBSERVATORY
The Reese W. Flower Professor of Astronomy and Astrophysics will oversee state-of-the-art improvements to the Simons Observatory.
Is Cosmology Broken? This Map May Be a Crucial Puzzle Piece
Penn Professor, Mathew Madhavacheril works with the Atacama Cosmology Telescope, which could help resolve some cosmic discrepancies: How fast the universe is expanding and how evenly matter is distRead More
Congratulations to Masao Sako, who has been awarded the Arifa Hasan Ahmad and Nada Al Shoaibi Presidential Professorship, a new term chair!
The chair recognizes Masao’s sustained excellence in research, teaching, and service. Congratulations, Masao!Read More
Congratulations to Mirjam Cvetic on her election to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences!
Her 2023 election in Class I (Mathematical and Physical Sciences), Section 2 (Physics) recognizes Mirjam’s stellar career and exemplary contributions to physics!Read More
Congratulations to Nader Engheta on his election into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences!
His election is in (Class I – Mathematics and Physical Sciences, Section 5 – Engineering and Technology).Read More
New findings reveal the most detailed mass map of dark matter
Research led by the Atacama Cosmology Telescope collaboration maps the universe’s cosmic growth supporting Einstein's theory of general relativity.
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