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Jun 5 2018 | Scientific American
Inside a neutron star—the city-size, hyperdense cinder left after a supernova—modern physics plunges off the edge of the map. There, gravity squeezes matter to densities several times greater than those found in the nucleus of an atom, creating what theorists suspect could be a breeding ground for... more
Apr 18 2018 | American Academy of Arts and Sciences | Posted In: Awards, Department News, Faculty
Congratulations to Renata Kallosh on her election to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.  Renata's election recognizes her important contributions to theoretical physics.  The newly elected members of the American Academy include Barack H. Obama and Tom Hanks.  more
Dec 3 2017 | Stanford News | Posted In: Awards, Department News
Douglas Stanford has won the 2018 Breakthrough New Horizons Prize in Physics for work that uses chaos to better understand the links between quantum physics and black holes. The prize is given each year to up to three “promising junior researchers who have already produced important work,”... more
Jul 7 2017 | Quanta Magazine | Posted In: Faculty
SITP Professor Eva Silverstein tries to address questions about the Big Bang, dark energy or gravity using string theory — physicists’ best guess for how quantum gravity might work. The theory allows researchers like Silverstein to write down sensible equations about what might happen inside black... more
This conference is dedicated to the recent progress in theoretical and observational cosmology, with an emphasis on inflationary cosmology, including its observational status and its implementation in supergravity and string theory.   more