UBC researchers help detect the most massive black hole collision ever observed
An international team of researchers, including scientists with the University of British Columbia’s gravitational wave astrophysics group, has detected a signal from what may be the most massive black hole merger yet observed.
Sep 2, 2020
Construction begins on Canada’s largest radio telescope
$11M UBC-led CHIME project to attempt largest survey of observable universe
Construction is now under way in Penticton, B.C. on Canada’s largest radio telescope – and the first research telescope to be built in the country in more than 30 years.
Jan 24, 2013
Astronomers unveil portrait of “super-exotic super-Earth:” Densest known rocky planet
An international team of astronomers today revealed details of a “super-exotic” exoplanet that would make the planet Pandora in the movie Avatar pale in comparison.
Apr 28, 2011
Astronomers confirm Einstein’s theory of relativity and accelerating cosmic expansion
University of British Columbia astronomer Ludovic Van Waerbeke with an international team has confirmed that the expansion of the universe is accelerating after looking at data from the largest-ever survey conducted by the Hubble Space Telescope.
Mar 25, 2010