Aspen Center for Physics

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The Aspen Center for Physics can add another name to its list of Nobel Prize winning lecturers.

Three men who have been involved in the Aspen Center for Physics won the Nobel Prize this week.

Simulating eXtreme Spacetimes

Thursday’s announcement about the discovery of gravitational waves is getting getting extra special attention in Aspen, where scientists are gathered at the Aspen Physics Center for an astrophysics conference.

What Physics Teaches Us About Cells

Jun 19, 2013
Jim Gipe / Pivot Media

Physics is often introduced to young minds by teaching them to calculate the trajectory of a baseball or the time it took the apple to drop from the tree and bonk Newton on the head. But maybe kids should learn how to calculate the speed at which nutrients zoom around our bodies, or the force of proteins building and tearing-down structures inside of cells. Now, the fundamental toolbelt of physics is being applied to better understand diseases like Alzheimer's and Lou Gehrig's, according to physicist Jennifer Ross.