theoretical physics

physics

Three Research Teams Account for the Total Sum of Ordinary Matter Particles in the Universe

Accounting for all matter the universe is pretty mind boggling, but it’s not nearly as impossible as it sounds.
Thom Dunn
21 hours ago
cosmology

Will the ‘Information Paradox’ Pioneered by Stephen Hawking Ever Be Resolved?

The problem inspired a famous physics bet and a "black hole war."
Becky Ferreira
3.16.18
Stephen Hawking

Stephen Hawking Has Died at 76

Hawking was one of humanity's most important scientists and leaves behind an ongoing project to send a small spacecraft to Earth's closest star system.
Jason Koebler
3.14.18
Dear Future

Theoretical Physicists Are Getting Closer to Explaining How NASA’s ‘Impossible’ EmDrive Works

The EmDrive propulsion system might be able to take us to the stars, but first it must be reconciled with the laws of physics.
Giulio Prisco
10.31.17
particles

The Cat Is Dead: Enjoy These Three Music Videos About Theoretical Physics

Backreaction's Sabine Hossenfelder​ offers a synthwave tour of the hard questions.
Michael Byrne
6.19.17
The Math That Explains the World

The World Is Too Complicated for Donald Trump to Be President, Theoretical Physics Suggests

An emerging branch of complex systems mathematics suggests in cold, analytical terms that Donald Trump is not smart enough to be president.
Jason Koebler
5.23.17
Art

Inside a British Urban Outfitters, a Hypothesis for the Nature of Reality

A popup British art exhibit explores the idea that reality is a computer simulation.
Jason Koebler
6.9.16
News

Elon Musk Says There’s a ‘One in Billions’ Chance Reality Is Not a Simulation

​Elon Musk says he firmly believes reality is a simulation created by a superintelligence.
Jason Koebler
6.2.16
News

The 'Sharpest Picture Yet' of the Higgs Boson

Two experiments at the Large Hadron Collider combine forces to give new precision to the elusive particle's properties.
Victoria Turk
9.1.15
videos

The Large Hadron Collider Returns in the Hunt for New Physics

Desperately seeking SUSY.
Victoria Turk
7.9.15
Reality

Meet the Government Researcher Trying to Prove the Universe Is a 2D Hologram

If we understand spacetime, maybe we can manipulate it.
Jason Koebler
5.13.15
Music

Stephen Hawking Finally Breaks Silence About Zayn’s Exit from One Direction

The boy band may still be intact in another universe, the physicist says.
Jordan Valinsky
4.27.15