Professor Greg Tucker and the WMAP science team receive the Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics. Click here to read more!
December 4, 2017
On Sunday, December 3, 2017, the Breakthrough Foundation held "The Oscars of Science" in Silicon Valley. Launched in 2012 by Yuri Milner, a Silicon Valley tech investor, the Breakthrough Prize is also backed by Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook and his wife Priscilla Chan, Anne Wojcicki from the DNA testing company 23andMe, and Google’s Sergey Brin.
November 30, 2017
The detection of gravitational waves has given astronomers a new way of looking at the universe, and a new study shows how these ripples in the fabric of spacetime might confirm or rule out the existence of a certain type of black hole.
November 20, 2017
On Saturday, November 11, the 4th annual Brown University Graduate Student Career Options Conference, known on campus as GradCON, was held. One of the alumni invited to speak at this event about their post-Brown career path was Sheng Xie, who earned his PhD in Physics in 2015.
November 2, 2017
Physicists propose a dark matter detector that would use superfluid helium to explore mass ranges for dark matter particles thousands of times smaller than current large-scale experiments.
October 30, 2017
The Department of Physics welcomes its newest faculty member, Kemp Plumb, to its Experimental Condensed Matter Group.