University of Michigan researchers have refined a gas-sniffing device so it can detect poisonous gases and explosives in less than half a second.
The laser-based method could be used as a security device in airports or to monitor for pollutants or toxins in the environment.
An $8 million gift from the Leinweber Foundation will expand opportunities for students and faculty from the Michigan Center for Theoretical Physics to study fundamental questions in particle physics and the evolution of our universe.
Astronomers at the University of Michigan and their colleagues on the Dark Energy Survey have discovered a new dwarf planet that's more than 90 times farther from the sun than Earth, making it the second-most distant minor planet in the known solar system.
For the first time, scientists have observed ripples in the fabric of spacetime called gravitational waves, arriving at Earth from a cataclysmic event in the distant universe.
The discovery confirms a major prediction of Albert Einstein's 1915 general theory of relativity and opens an unprecedented new window onto the cosmos.
University of Michigan scientists and students will build components of a giant camera that will map 30 million galaxies' worth of the universe in three dimensions.
The popular Saturday Morning Physics series opens its winter program with sessions that explore the formation of planets, gravitational wave packets and what we're learning from analytics.
The popular Saturday Morning Physics series of lectures has returned this fall with sports-focused presentations, inspired by the LSA Fall Theme Semester, Sport in the University.
A U-M physicist's theory of how so-called cosmic inflation works is among the few models still plausible to describe how the fast and exponential expansion of the earliest universe led to the smooth distribution of galaxies in the cosmos we know today.