David Spergel

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First reported 9 hours ago - Updated 8 hours ago - 1 reports

New Head of Prestigious Physics Institute Describes Her Hunt for Dark Matter

In September, Katherine Freese will take the helm of one of the most prestigious theoretical institutes in the world, Nordita, the Nordic Institute for Theoretical Physics, in Stockholm, Sweden. For the next three years it will be her base for pondering ... [Published Wired News - 9 hours ago]
First reported Jul 27 2014 - Updated Jul 27 2014 - 1 reports

Was it a flash in the cosmic dustpan?

• John Kovac, of the Harvard-Smithsonian Centre for Astrophysics, responds to doubts about the BICEP2 findings.Scientists, sometimes, can be too quick off the mark. Dramatic claims were made earlier this year that signs of gravitational waves, or ripples ... [Published Sydney Morning Herald - Jul 27 2014]
First reported Jul 25 2014 - Updated Jul 25 2014 - 1 reports

[tt] NYT: More Eyes on the Skies

More Eyes on the Skies http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/22/science/space/more-eyes-on-the-skies.html By DENNIS OVERBYEThe future, it is often said, belongs to those who plan for it. Andastronomers have been busy working the proverbial smoke-filled room ... [Published TranshumanTech - Jul 25 2014]
First reported Jun 20 2014 - Updated Jun 20 2014 - 1 reports

Big bang BICEP2 team admit they may have gotten it wrong

American astrophysicists who announced just months ago what they deemed a breakthrough in confirming how the universe was born now admit they may have got it wrong.The team said it had identified gravitational waves that apparently rippled through space ... [Published Times Live South Africa - Jun 20 2014]
First reported Jun 04 2014 - Updated Jun 05 2014 - 1 reports

Gravitational wave triumph turns to dust after flawed analysis revealed

It was hailed as one the most important scientific discoveries of the century, the birth of a new era in physics and a shoe-in for a Nobel prize.The claim from Harvard University that it had discovered gravitational waves – and thereby evidence for the ... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Jun 04 2014]
First reported May 30 2014 - Updated May 30 2014 - 1 reports

Big Bang 'echoes' that proved Einstein correct might just have been space dust, admit scientists

An experiment at the South Pole that was supposed to have captured indirect images of the primordial ripples in space-time created in the first fractions of a second after the Big Bang may have confused the signals from deep space with interference caused ... [Published The Independent - May 30 2014]
First reported May 28 2014 - Updated May 28 2014 - 1 reports

Cosmic Deflation: Doubts Raised Over Blockbuster Big Bang Study

MoreThe Americans Who Question The Big Bang Theory and Other Fascinating News on the Web The Big Bang Did NOT Occur 50 Years Ago Watch the World Change From Space It was just weeks ago that astronomers announced a major, double-barreled discovery ... [Published TIME.com - May 28 2014]
First reported May 07 2014 - Updated May 08 2014 - 1 reports

The universe in a cube

A massive computer simulation has produced a model of the universe’s evolution with new accuracy in some important measures — and yielded a new prediction concerning the distribution of matter in the cosmos. The new Illustris model, constructed by ... [Published MIT News feed - May 07 2014]
First reported Feb 19 2014 - Updated Feb 19 2014 - 1 reports

'Missing' Galaxy Cluster Masses Shed Light On Mystery Of Big Bang's Echo

Soon after the Big Bang, there were tiny ripples: quantum fluctuations in the density of the seething ball of hot plasma. Billions of years later, those seeds have grown into galaxy clusters — sprawling groups of hundreds or thousands of galaxies bound ... [Published The Huffington Post | Full News Feed - Feb 19 2014]

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New Head of Prestigious Physics Institute Descr... [Published Wired News - 9 hours ago]
Was it a flash in the cosmic dustpan? [Published Sydney Morning Herald - Jul 27 2014]
[tt] NYT: More Eyes on the Skies [Published TranshumanTech - Jul 25 2014]
Big bang BICEP2 team admit they may have gotten... [Published Times Live South Africa - Jun 20 2014]
Gravitational wave triumph turns to dust after ... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Jun 04 2014]
Big Bang 'echoes' that proved Einstein correct ... [Published The Independent - May 30 2014]
Cosmic Deflation: Doubts Raised Over Blockbuste... [Published TIME.com - May 28 2014]
The universe in a cube [Published MIT News feed - May 07 2014]
'Missing' Galaxy Cluster Masses Shed Light On M... [Published The Huffington Post | Full News Feed - Feb 19 2014]
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[tt] NYT: More Eyes on the Skies [Published TranshumanTech - Jul 25 2014]
More Eyes on the Skies http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/22/science/space/more-eyes-on-the-skies.html By DENNIS OVERBYEThe future, it is often said, belongs to those who plan for it. Andastronomers have been busy working the proverbial smoke-filled room ...
Cosmic Deflation: Doubts Raised Over Blockbuste... [Published TIME.com - May 28 2014]
MoreThe Americans Who Question The Big Bang Theory and Other Fascinating News on the Web The Big Bang Did NOT Occur 50 Years Ago Watch the World Change From Space It was just weeks ago that astronomers announced a major, double-barreled discovery ...
The universe in a cube [Published MIT News feed - May 07 2014]
A massive computer simulation has produced a model of the universe’s evolution with new accuracy in some important measures — and yielded a new prediction concerning the distribution of matter in the cosmos. The new Illustris model, constructed by ...
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