News & Events

  • Title:  The Most Massive Clusters of Galaxies in the Universe

    Abstract: ESA's Planck Mission has provided a large, statistically representative sample of massive clusters, detected over the full sky through their SZ effect.  Since the strength of the SZ signal is directly correlated with total cluster mass, the Planck detections provide a good estimate of the cluster mass. To better understand the growth of massive clusters, we are using Chandra...

    [more]
  • Title:  Obscured Quasars: Finding and Understanding the Most Luminous Active Supermassive Black Holes  (Video)

    Abstract: The discovery that all massive galaxies contain central supermassive black holes has lead to a great deal of research into how black holes and their host galaxies grow together. As material falls onto a supermassive black hole, an enormous amount of radiation is produced, and...

    [more]
  • Dartmouth's Alexa Halford discusses new research that shows equatorial regions far from the poles are more vulnerable to the effects of space weather than previously believed. Halford, a Postdoctoral Research Associate at Dartmouth and colleague Brett Carter of Boston College explain this phenomenon in The Conversation.

  • The Dartmouth BARREL (Balloon Array for Radiation belt Relativistic Electron Losses) team successfully launched its first payload of this campaign from the Esrange Space Center in northern Sweden on August 10th. The team is collecting data to further their study of Earth's Radiation Belts. The Dartmouth team, led by Robyn Millan, arrived at the site north of the Arctic Circle on August 2nd to begin making last minute preparations for the launch.  The first BARREL payload (3A) was recovered...

    [more]
  • Dartmouth physicist Robyn Millan and colleagues have engaged in a study of potentially destructive high-energy electrons streaking into Earth’s atmosphere for the first time employing two distinctly different and distant vantage points high above the Earth. Their findings appeared in the July 9 issue of the journal Nature. ...

    [more]
  • Professor Bill Doyle’s memory was honored this June with the dedication of the William T. Doyle Plasma Physics Lab in room 112 Wilder. Kristina Lynch announced the dedication during the Alumni Reception on June 19. Kristina notes that Bill was in the building every day from 1955 until long after his retirement. He took on the task of helping Kristin Frederick-Frost build the Plasma Physics lab from 2002-2006 and was instrumental in making the lab work. “Bill was the experimental wizard of...

    [more]
  • Dartmouth has been selected as the first U.S. site to hold The Relativistic Quantum Information – North 2015 Workshop,  July 5-8, 2015. Under the auspices of the International Society for Relativistic Quantum Information, this is the sixth in the series of such meetings taking place in the Northern Hemisphere. This workshop series aims to bring together researchers working...

    [more]
  • Sylvester James Gates Jr., an internationally recognized theoretical physicist and a professor at the University of Maryland, College Park, will be Dartmouth’s third Roth Distinguished Scholar. He’ll be in residence for the 2015-16 academic year.

    “We are thrilled to be welcoming such a world-class scholar to Dartmouth,” says David Kotz, the Champion International Professor in the Department of Computer Science and the associate dean of the faculty for the sciences. “He will be an...

    [more]
  • Black holes. What are they? Why are they there? Why do they behave so threateningly? What can we learn from them about the evolution of the universe? Scientists such as Dartmouth astrophysicist Ryan Hickox and Thomas Whalen ’14 are seeking answers to these questions.     Read more in Dartmouth Now

  • Title: Echoes of the Big Bang  (Video)

    Abstract: A prediction of an inflationary epoch in the early universe -- responsible for the *bang* in the Big Bang -- is a spectrum of primordial gravitational waves. In this talk, we review the mechanism that creates these waves, deconstruct the tell-tale imprint that these relics leave on the...

    [more]

Pages