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June 27, 2015
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Einstein rettet Schrödingers Katze

Relativitätstheorie auch in anderen Forschungsbereichen anwendbar Einsteins Allgemeine Relativitätstheorie feiert heuer ihren 100. Geburtstag. Selbst heute noch fasziniert sie PhysikerInnen und Laien zugleich. Eine internationales Team um Časlav Brukner von der Universität Wien, Igor Pikovski von der University of Harvard … Continue reading

February 17, 2014
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Black holes do not exist as we thought they did

On January 24, the journal Nature published an article entitled “There are no black holes.” 1 It doesn’t take much to spark controversy in the world of physics…But what does this really mean? In a brief article published on arXiv, … Continue reading

February 28, 2013
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NASA’s NuSTAR Helps Solve Riddle of Black Hole Spin

PASADENA, Calif. — Two X-ray space observatories, NASA’s Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (NuSTAR) and the European Space Agency’s XMM-Newton, have teamed up to measure definitively, for the first time, the spin rate of a black hole with a mass 2 … Continue reading

February 17, 2013
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The Universe in the Middle of Nowhere

The UA’s Chris Impey has taught cosmology to Tibetan Buddhist monastics in remote parts of India each summer for the past five years. With a grant from the John Templeton Foundation, he detailed his experiences in a book, “Humble Before … Continue reading

August 31, 2012
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Astronomers Test Einstein in a New Regime Using Pair of Burnt-Out Stars

AUSTIN, Texas — A team of astronomers led by researchers from The University of Texas at Austin has confirmed the emission of gravitational waves from the second-strongest known source in our galaxy by studying the shrinking orbital period of a … Continue reading

April 4, 2012
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Clocking an Accelerating Universe: First Results from BOSS

Berkeley Lab scientists are the leaders of BOSS, the Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey. They and their colleagues in the third Sloan Digital Sky Survey have announced the most precise measurements ever made of the era when dark energy turned on. … Continue reading