Category Archives: physics

What if black holes were not… holes? A Los Alamos physicist explains his alternative theory behind these mysterious objects.

© Elena E. Giorgi The concept of a “black hole” — a celestial body so dense and massive that not even light can escape its gravitational field — dates back to the 18th century, with the theoretical work of Pierre-Simon Laplace and John Michell. But it wasn’t until the early 20th century that these mysterious […]

Using Supercomputers to Probe the Early Universe

Artist’s depiction of the WMAP satellite gathering data to understand the Big Bang. Source: NASA. For decades physicists have been trying to decipher the first moments after the Big Bang. Using very large telescopes, for example, scientists scan the skies and look at how fast galaxies move. Satellites study the relic radiation left from the […]