Cosmic ‘hotspots’ may be relics of a universe that existed before ours
NBC News interviewed Douglas Scott, a UBC physicist who disputes the claims of Roger Penrose, a University of Oxford physicist who theorizes that the Big Bang was not the beginning of […]
Sep 17, 2018
Glimpse of early galaxy formation captured for the first time
Hidden within images of some of the oldest light in the universe, researchers have identified what they believe are scenes of galaxies clumping together into massive structures known as galaxy clusters.
Mar 31, 2015
Planck reveals magnetic fingerprint of our galaxy
An international team of astrophysicists has released an unprecedented map of the entire sky that charts the magnetic field shaping the Milky Way galaxy and helps in our understanding of the birth of the universe.
May 6, 2014
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
UBC researchers part of Planck satellite team that uncovers secrets of the Universe
University of British Columbia researchers are part of European Space Agency’s Planck satellite mission that is revealing thousands of “exotic” astronomical objects, including extremely cold dust clouds, galaxies with powerful nuclei, and giant clusters of galaxies.
Jan 11, 2011