• Who’s killing physics?

    The renowned German author, theoretical physicist and Research Fellow at the Frankfurt Institute ...

    On a recent visit to my mum’s place, I searched through my old stuff for something my children might like. One book t...

    Physics October 15, 2021
  • Video

    Mapping the southern skies

    How a massive radio survey will help us understand how stars and galaxies evolved.

    In 2022, the Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder Telescope in WA will embark on a massive project to map the...

    Astrophysics October 12, 2021
  • Magazine

    Cosmology, next-gen

    The last century has grown our understanding of the universe from speculation to precision scienc...

    In the year 1909, a little-known astronomer named Vesto Slipher began a series of painstaking observations at the Low...

    Core Sciences September 6, 2021
  • How quickly is the Universe expanding?

    It’s a question that’s causing a crisis in astrophysics.

    Before answering the question around the Universe expanding, some background. It’s often said that science is self-co...

    Astrophysics March 9, 2020
  • Astronomers react to black hole images

    First image of black hole has amazed Australian experts.

    In one of the biggest scientific announcements of recent times, an international collaboration of astronomers and ast...

    ASC Edits April 11, 2019
  • Could ‘negative mass’ unify dark matter, dark energy?

    Controversial model may challenge fundamentals of cosmology. Phil Dooley reports.

    The universe may be suffused with an invisible fluid that exerts negative gravity: repelling rather than attracting.T...

    Space December 12, 2018
  • Einstein: ‘God does not play dice’

    It’s one of the most famous phrases in science history.

    ‘The theory produces a good deal but hardly brings us closer to the secret of the Old One,’ wrote Albert Einstein in ...

    Physics December 11, 2018
  • Hubble’s Law no more

    An important law of cosmology gets a name change. Andrew Masterson reports.

    One of the most fundamental concepts in cosmology has been renamed, following a poll conducted among members of the I...

    Space November 1, 2018
  • Is the search for dark energy a dead end?

    After decades of research, dark matter and dark energy remain elusive. Is it time to admit that c...

    In 2006, I ventured to the Carnegie Institution in Washington DC. There, I had a long conversation with the astronome...

    Space September 18, 2018
  • Black holes from a previous universe shine light on our own

    Cold spots are a hot topic in Conformal Cyclic Cosmology. Stephanie Rowlands reports.

    Cosmologists say they have found remnants of a bygone universe in the afterglow of the Big Bang found in the Cosmic M...

    Space August 29, 2018
  • The search for cosmic strings

    Filaments of raw energy may be threaded through spacetime.

    Our universe exploded into being, expanded at a fantastic speed and cooled. Perhaps too quickly. Some physicists beli...

    Physics April 24, 2018
  • Lawrence Krauss eyes the clock

    Physicist ponders the last minutes before midnight.

    A few days from now, theoretical physicist, cosmologist and author Lawrence Krauss will meet with other distinguished...

    Physics October 26, 2017
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