“On Physics” with the Aspen Daily News

Beginning in 2024, Aspen Center for Physics has partnered with Aspen Daily News to create a monthly science column.

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by Clare Yu & Robert Austin

Published June 19, 2024 by the Aspen Daily News

Dark matter distributions from the Millennium Simulation Project.

by Daniel Whiteson

Published May 4, 2024 by the Aspen Daily News

Eclipse on August 21, 2017. Credit: NASA/Aubrey Gemignani

by Evalyn Gates

Published April 5, 2024 by the Aspen Daily News

Copyright United Press International. From the Emilio Segrè Visual Archives.

by Gordon Baym

Published March 7, 2024 by the Aspen Daily News

Other Press

Aspen physics turns 50
Nature Magazine

by Michael Turner

Michael S. Turner reflects on how mountain serenity has bred big breakthroughs at the Aspen Center for Physics in Colorado. Over the past 50 years, the Aspen Center for Physics (ACP), nestled in a beautiful valley at 2,400 metres above sea level in the Colorado Rocky Mountains, has provided a ‘circle of serenity’ during the summer months for 10,000 theoretical physicists, including 53 Nobel laureates, from 65 countries. The centre can lay claim to the string-theory revolution, the birth of the arXiv preprint archive and to setting the agenda for condensed-matter physics… Read here.


Andrea Ghez, an Aspen Center for Physics member, wins Nobel Prize for work with black holes
The Aspen Times

by Austin Colbert

Long has it been theorized that the center of the Milky Way Galaxy is home to a supermassive black hole. Now, after decades of exhaustive research, there is finally substantial proof of its existence and Andrea Ghez had a lot to do with finding those answers. Read here.


Physicists Find Elusive Particle Seen as Key to Universe
The New York Times

by Dennis Overbye

Signaling a likely end to one of the longest, most expensive searches in the history of science, physicists said Wednesday that they had discovered a new subatomic particle that looks for all the world like the Higgs boson, a key to understanding why there is diversity and life in the universe. Read here.


In Aspen, Physics on a High Plane
The New York Times

by Dennis Overbye

Utopias need defending. And for almost 40 years, the Aspen Center for Physics — three low-slung buildings on four acres on the outskirts of the ski resort — has been a kind of utopia for physicists. Read here.