Alexandru Lupsasca and Michael Johnson won the physics prize for their work on photon spheres — weird rings of light around black holes that may reveal a theory of quantum gravity.
From the Standard Model to the Large Hadron Collider and from quantum physics to the Higgs boson, read about the latest discoveries in particle physics here.
These massive particles could shed light on dark matter by revealing how this mysterious substance interacts with "normal" matter.
Mikhail Ivanov, Oliver Philcox, and Marko Simonović won the New Horizons Award for their work on large scale structures — the strands and filaments of our universe which contain buried clues to its most fundamental properties.
A new method to detect Baryon Acoustic Oscillations in the universe could help measure cosmic distances more accurately.
Superconductors that work at temperatures much higher than absolute zero have befuddled scientists since they were discovered. A new theory might be about to change that.
The stunning experiment, which reconstructs the properties of entangled photons from a 2D interference pattern, could be used to design faster quantum computers.
For the first time, researchers were able to transmit, or "tunnel," sound waves across extremely small distances between two crystals in a vacuum.
Astronomer Carl Sagan once said that humanity is "made of star stuff." In a new video, astrophysicist Suzanna Randall explains what that actually means and where the elements in our body come from.
A new type of chemistry performed at very cold temperatures on very small particles enables quick, precise reactions.
The transparent, chargeless quasiparticle could shed more light on the underlying mechanics of superconductivity
The discovery promises to spark a revolution in physics, but more results are needed to know for sure.
Meet the 'bubbletrons' — theoretical particle accelerators that may have helped build the universe as we know it.
Astronomers have detected high-energy neutrinos coming from within our Milky Way galaxy, potentially opening up an exciting new window of research.
By shining a strong beam of light through two chemical compounds, scientists discovered a unique new state of matter made of particles called excitons.
Physicists at the Large Hadron Collider are closing in on an explanation for why we live in a universe of matter and not antimatter.
Dark matter, the invisible material that makes up the vast majority of the universe's mass, may collect itself to form atoms, a new simulation shows.
In a distant star system, a sunlike star orbits an invisible object that may be the first example of a 'boson star' made of dark matter, new research suggests.
Scientists have discovered a connection between supermassive black holes and densely packed gluon 'walls' called color glass condensates.
Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania star Paul Rudd can’t get enough of the quantum realm. Rudd took to YouTube to ask a NASA quantum physicist some big questions.