This summer the Department of Physics welcomed an astrophysicist whom Global Citizen put on a list of the “17 Top Female Scientists who have Changed the World,” alongside names like Jane Goodall and Marie Curie.
Berkeley Lab’s Kathryn Zurek wants to make sure we’re looking in the right places. Kathryn Zurek realized a decade ago that we may be searching in the wrong places for clues to one of the universe’s greatest unsolved mysteries: dark … Continue reading →
There is five times more dark matter in the universe than “normal” matter—the atoms and molecules that make up the familiar world. Yet, it is still unknown what this dominant dark component actually is. On Nov. 11 an international collaboration … Continue reading →
Daya Bay neutrino experiment publishes a new result on its first search for a “sterile” neutrino BEIJING; BERKELEY, CA; and UPTON, NY—The Daya Bay Collaboration, an international group of scientists studying the subtle transformations of subatomic particles called neutrinos, is … Continue reading →
Researchers at UD use ancient gene to study virus biology Researchers at the University of Delaware have discovered that an ancient gene — ribonucleotide reductase (RNR), which occurs in all cellular life — provides important biological insights into the characteristics … Continue reading →
From the physics labs at Yale University to the bottom of a played-out gold mine in South Dakota, a new generation of dark matter experiments is ready to commence. The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science and the National … Continue reading →
Speeding at 1 Million mph, It Probes Black Hole and Dark Matter A University of Utah-led team discovered a “hypervelocity star” that is the closest, second-brightest and among the largest of 20 found so far. Speeding at more than 1 … Continue reading →