CDMS result covers new ground in search for dark matter
February 28, 2014The Cryogenic Dark Matter Experiment has set more stringent limits on light dark matter.
Researchers identify one of the earliest stars in the universe
February 9, 2014The discovery suggests that the very first generation of stars may not have been as powerful as previously thought.
Dina Katabi and Sara Seager win MacArthur ‘genius grants’
September 25, 2013Two MIT professors are among 24 recipients nationwide of this year’s unrestricted $625,000 prizes from the MacArthur Foundation.
Q&A: John Richardson and John Belcher on Voyager 1’s crossing and interstellar exploration
September 16, 2013Beyond the solar system, a probe launched in 1977 is likely to find a cold, dense sea of cosmic rays.
Obama hosts Dresselhaus, Graybiel and Luu in Oval Office
April 1, 2013The three MIT scientists are among six winners of the 2012 Kavli Prizes to visit the White House.
When the first stars blinked on
December 5, 2012The very first stars may have turned on when the universe was 750 million years old.
A burst of activity in the middle of the Milky Way
November 6, 2012Researchers detect the brightest flare ever observed in our galaxy’s black hole.
Measuring the universe’s ‘exit door’
September 27, 2012For the first time, an international team has measured the radius of a black hole.
Dresselhaus, Graybiel, Luu receive 2012 Kavli Prizes
May 31, 2012Biennial prizes in astrophysics, nanoscience and neuroscience include a $1 million cash award in each field.
Mysterious electron acceleration explained
February 27, 2012Computer simulation identifies source of aurora-causing high-speed electrons in space