Vanderbilt astrophysicist part of international team that discovered a gargantuan ‘alien’ black hole that challenges previous knowledge of the universe
Sep. 2, 2020—The intermediate-mass black hole first observed in May 2019 presents an entirely new category of black hole.
Jan. 31, 2020—A promising new study developed by one Vanderbilt astrophysicist may give us a method for finding the number of available stars in the history of the universe that collide as binary black holes.
National Academies committee including Vanderbilt astrophysicist publishes review of latest NASA Science Plan
Oct. 18, 2019—An astrophysicist at Vanderbilt is part of the committee behind a review of NASA’s updated Science Plan, a five-year strategic roadmap for NASA’s Science Mission Directorate.
Aug. 19, 2019—A groundbreaking study, using data from NASA and a technique pioneered by a Vanderbilt professor, is giving humankind a glimpse at a distant exoplanet with a size similar to Earth and a surface which may resemble Mercury or Earth’s Moon. Located nearly 49 light-years from Earth, the planet known as LHS 3844b was first discovered...
Jan. 14, 2015—Alterations of the vestibular system - the part of our inner ear that controls balance - may contribute to bone loss related to both aging and space travel.
Sep. 29, 2014—In the latest VUCast: A Vanderbilt astronomer looks at how different religions may handle alien life; why early Earth may not have been as “hellish” as first thought; and check out the national baseball championship bling! Watch now.
May. 10, 2013—As part of Vanderbilt’s ongoing federal advocacy efforts in support of federal funding for research and education at the National Science Foundation, Sharon Weiss, associate professor of electrical engineering and physics, traveled to Washington, D.C., for the Coalition for National Science Funding’s (CNSF) advocacy day and Capitol Hill reception on May 7.
Jan. 10, 2013—Clinical pharmacologist Jens Titze, M.D., and colleagues have discovered that – in contrast to the prevailing dogma – human sodium levels fluctuate rhythmically with 7-day and monthly cycles.
Nov. 9, 2012—Renowned astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson will speak at Vanderbilt University’s Langford Auditorium on Nov. 13. The event, which begins at 7 p.m., is sold out. However, walk-ups are welcome for no-show ticket holders and late seating will be accommodated. Tickets are free for Vanderbilt students; $5 for non-VU students and $10 for the general public....
Jan. 11, 2012—This week on VUCast, Vanderbilt’s weekly newscast highlighting research, experts, students, sports and everything Vanderbilt: Laughing gas for labor Searching for alien planets What Vanderbilt WON at the Liberty Bowl
Apr. 5, 2011—There is a new dark-horse entry in the cosmological sweepstakes. In the last 50 years, the Big Bang theory has gradually become the standard scientific model for how the universe began and has been written into the grade school science textbooks. That is because it has done an amazing job of explaining many of the...