October 2, 2019Professor of astrophysics John Wardle, an expert on radio astronomy, is part of the consortium that captured an image of a supermassive black hole for the first time in history.
July 8, 2019
Assistant Professor of Physics Marcelle Soares-Santos explains why the constant is so difficult to calculate and how her new approach might finally get it right.
June 11, 2019Thousands of feet below the earth's surface, Brandeis scientists are participating in an international search for the stuff that makes up most of the universe. Assistant Professor Bjoern Penning and his lab members are helping to build a dark matter detector.
April 10, 2019
Scientists have obtained the first image of a black hole, using Event Horizon Telescope observations of the center of the galaxy M87. Physicist John Wardle, who was part of the team that produced the image, explains why it's a major scientific breakthrough.
February 19, 2019
Brandeis University has received a $20,000 grant from the Association of American Universities (AAU) to complement and enhance current efforts at the university to foster student success in STEM.
February 18, 2019
The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation has awarded Assistant Professor of Physics Marcelle Soares-Santos a Sloan Research Fellowship, one of the most competitive and prestigious awards available to early-career researchers.
January 18, 2019
Brandeis physicist Seth Fraden explains what active matter is and how it can be used to create machines and materials that behave like living organisms.
November 20, 2018
November 16, 2018
Matthew Headrick explains what a mind-blowing theory in physics, the idea that the universe is a hologram.
October 12, 2018
We don't know for sure because we've never been able to take a picture of one. That may all be about to change.
July 25, 2018
The Provost's Office has announced this year's recipients of the Provost Research Awards, given to support innovations in teaching and research at Brandeis. Physics awardees include:
Baptiste Blanc (Physics), "Chemo-mechanical gel actuated by an oscillating chemical reaction"; An Huang (Mathematics) and Bogdan Stoica (Physics), "Physics from the primes"; Shashank Shekhar (Biochemistry, Biology, Physics), "Developing Stentor coeroelous as a new model organism to study the physical basis for evolution of multicellularity and organismal size-regulation."
June 8, 2018
Physicist Seth Fraden is developing a new generation of machines modeled on living creatures. His latest invention might one day treat disease by swimming its way through our blood.
Associate professor of physics Matthew Headrick researches one of the most cutting-edge ideas in theoretical physics. It proposes that the universe is a three-dimensional image projected off a two-dimensional surface, much like a hologram emerges from a sheet of photographic film.
April 4, 2018
Under a $20 million Materials Research Science and Engineering Center grant, Brandeis physicists are creating “active” matter that could one day animate self-healing artificial organs, drug-delivering nanobots and self-mending clothes.