The Sun Is Stranger Than Astrophysicists Imagined

May 1, 2019
Gamma radiation from the sun was thought to come from cosmic rays interacting with the sun’s magnetic field and then colliding with gas molecules near its surface. But this long-standing theory doesn’t account for the observed strength and other features
The sun radiates far more high-frequency light than expected, raising questions about unknown features of the sun’s magnetic field and the possibility of even more exotic physics.

TEDx: Confronting the STEM Syndrome

April 6, 2019
Dr. Michael Stamatikos Next to TEDx Sign

Michael Stamatikos speaks about the importance of science to society, the STEM Syndrome which plagues our nation and how places like the Scidome can be a solution to this epidemic. Dr.

The Universe's Dark Secret: Where Did All the Antimatter Go?

March 25, 2019
Electrons and their antimatter counterparts, positrons, interact around a neutron star in this visualization. Why is there so much more matter than antimatter in the universe we can see? (Image: © NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center)

The universe ought to be swimming with antimatter, and scientists aren't quite sure where it all went. Paul Sutter, community outreach coordinator at the Center for Cosmology and AstroParticle Physics, explains the conundrum. 

It's a cosmic whodunit.