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October 31, 2019

Black holes are an important part of how astrophysicists make sense of the universe – so important that scientists have been trying to build a census of all the black holes in the Milky Way galaxy…

October 28, 2019

Astronomers test fiber-optic experiment that attempts to understand why the universe's expansion is accelerating
For the last 20 years, astrophysicists have tried to understand dark energy,…

October 23, 2019

A new cosmic art installation on campus represents our solar system and bridges the arts and sciences in an astronomical way, thanks to a generous gift from M. Andrew (Andy)'64 '67 and Sandra (…

October 21, 2019

Paul Martini, Professor of Astronomy, and Klaus Honscheid, Professor of Physics, have received a $2.5M award from the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory to support operation of the Dark Energy…