Topic: Dark matter

Get a peek at the Giant Magellan Telescope

Feb. 18, 2011

The University of Texas at Austin is part of a group of institutions working together to build the Giant Magellan Telescope. See the telescope in action in this animation.

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Texas Astronomers "Weigh" Heaviest Known Black Hole in our Cosmic Neighborhood

Jan. 12, 2011

Astronomers led by Karl Gebhardt of The University of Texas at Austin have measured the most massive known black hole in our cosmic neighborhood by combining data from a giant telescope in Hawai'i and a smaller telescope in Texas.

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Seeing dark matter in the ice

Dec. 1, 2010
The IceCube array shown in relation to the drill camp and the bedrock beneath.

Buried beneath the Antarctic may lie answers to one of the great questions confronting 21st century astrophysics: What is dark matter?

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Texas Cosmology Center Established at The University of Texas at Austin

March 17, 2009

A new interdisciplinary center for the study of the frontiers of the universe, from the tiniest subatomic particle to the largest chain of galaxies, has been formed at The University of Texas at Austin.

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Controlling Most Atoms Now Possible, Report Scientists from The University of Texas at Austin

March 6, 2008

Stopping and cooling most of the atoms of the periodic table is now possible using a pair of techniques developed by physicist Mark Raizen at The University of Texas at Austin.

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