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 distributed.


Mirjam Cvetic

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! Congratulations, Mirjam!



Nader Engheta

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).

Nader’s primary Penn appointment is Professor in Electrical and Systems Engineering, and he has a secondary appointment as Professor in our department. Congratulations Nader!



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.


Five things to know: Recent breakthrough in neutrino detection

Research by Joshua Klein of the School of Arts & Science and an international team has found a way to detect distant subatomic particles using water.


Annual Strings and Geometry conference at Penn

The annual Strings and Geometry conference, hosted by Penn, from March 6 - March 9, 2023. The conference is co-chaired by Mirjam Cvetic and Jonathan Heckman. It will center on topics in high energy theoretical physics and its intersection with geometry. The conference will take place in Widener Hall at the Penn Museum.