• Four Crazy Stars Astronomers Think Might Really Exist

    Updated: 2021-03-26 15:00:00
    From stars made of dark matter to stars literally living inside their partners, these stellar systems are theoretically possible.

  • The Future of Fundamental Physics

    Updated: 2021-03-24 18:20:40
    IAS director Robbert Dijkgraaf will be giving the CERN colloquium tomorrow, with the title The Future of Fundamental Physics. Here’s the abstract: The reports of the death of physics are greatly exaggerated. Instead, I would argue, we are living in … Continue reading →

  • New Images of M87's Black Hole Reveal Its Swirling Magnetic Field

    Updated: 2021-03-24 18:15:00
    The Event Horizon Telescope’s newest images of M87’s supermassive black hole hint at how its jets are fired far into space.

  • New Spaces in Mathematics and Physics

    Updated: 2021-03-22 17:14:08
    Available online today (if your institution is paying…) from Cambridge University Press are two volumes well-worth spending some time with: New Spaces in Mathematics and New Spaces in Physics. These contain write-ups based on a workshop organized back in 2015 … Continue reading →

  • Yet More Geometric Langlands News

    Updated: 2021-02-28 00:08:07
    It has only been a couple weeks since my last posting on this topic, but there’s quite a bit of new news on the geometric Langlands front. One of the great goals of the subject has always been to bring … Continue reading →

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