How Supermassive Black Holes Can Form Without Collapsing Stars New simulations reveal that proto-galaxies may work together to create hefty direct-collapse black holes.
David Spergel Receives 2017 NASA Exceptional Public Service Award (Princeton University News)
New Institute Pushes the Boundaries of Big Data The Simons Foundation launches Flatiron Institute, a group of computational centers exploring galaxy formation, genomics, neuroscience and other fields
How Did the First Supermassive Black Holes Form? By Ashley Yeager Simulations of giant, hot gas clouds and black hole binaries by Kohei Inayoshi of the Simons Society of Fellows offer insight into a key cosmological mystery
Colliding Galaxies Move From the Lab to the Movies Visualizations of cosmic collisions by Chris Hayward of the Center for Computational Astrophysics prove inspirational for Terrence Malick’s Imax film Voyage of Time
David Spergel to Lead New Center for Computational Astrophysics