The North American Nanohertz Observatory for Gravitational Waves (NANOGrav) announced it may have detected new kinds of gravitational waves caused by colliding supermassive black holes. Chiara Mingarelli, guest researcher at the Flatiron Institute's Center for Computational Astrophysics, explains why this is such an exciting discovery.
During a fruit-fly egg cell’s early development, its internal fluid begins to swirl in a vortex. This transition is caused by the coordinated behavior of elastic filaments in the cell, according to new research from scientists at the Flatiron Institute's Center for Computational Biology and the University of Cambridge.
During a virtual 'Gaia Sprint' hackathon last week, astronomers — including Adrian Price-Whelan of the Flatiron Institute's Center for Computational Astrophysics — pored through new data, hoping to unlock some of our galaxy’s most intriguing secrets.
Noise from temperature fluctuations may limit the performance of small optical cavities for quantum computing applications.