Center for Particle Cosmology Spotlight
Prof. Vijay Balasubramanian discusses time on Netflix series Explained
Vijay Balasubramanian, Cathy and Marc Lasry Professor and Center for Particle Cosmology faculty, was featured on the episode "Time" of the NetflixRead more
With help from Prof. Cullen Blake NEID spectrometer fully operational
The new NEID spectrometer at the WIYN Observatory is fully operational after taking it's first observations in January 2020. Thanks to a team of scientists includingRead more
Center faculty, staff, and students contribute to "most precise 3D map of the universe to date"
Faculty, research staff, and students from the Center for Particle Cosmology and the Department of Physics and Astronomy have contributed to the efforts of the Dark Energy Survey, a global collaboration to better understand the role of dRead more
New stellar stream, born outside the Milky Way, discovered with machine learning
Finding this new collection of stars, named after Nyx, the Greek goddess of night, was made possible using machine learning tools and simulations of data collected by the Gaia space observatory.Read more
OMNIA 101: Exploring The Unseen
Masao Sako, Associate Professor of Physics and Astronomy, and Mark Trodden, Fay R. and Eugene L. Langberg Professor of Physics, explain how dark matter and dark energy shape their work.Read more
Knowledge by the Slice: Observing the Invisible
Bhuvnesh Jain, Walter H. and Leonore C. Annenberg Professor in the Natural Sciences, and Michael Weisberg, Professor and Chair of Philosophy, discuss the mystery of dark matter and the use of some of the world’s largest telescopes to search for it.Read more
The search for Planet 9, 10, and beyond
Planetary scientists and cosmologists at Penn work together to find planets that might be hiding in the far reaches of the solar system.Read more
Dark Energy Survey completes six-year mission
A global research effort to map a portion of the sky in unprecedented detail is coming to an end, but the task of learning more about the expansion of the universe has only just begun.
As knowledge about the universe grows, the fields of physics and astronomy become more expansive. Even as we gain answers, questions remain about the origins and evolution of the universe and the fundamental theories of matter and energy. The Center for Particle Cosmology brings together theorists and experimentalists in cosmology and particle physics to answer these questions in an environment distinguished by unfettered interactions and collaborations between members of the traditionally distinct groups.
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Finding this new collection of stars, named after Nyx, the Greek goddess of night, was made possible using machine learning tools and simulations of data collected by the Gaia space observatory.