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Articles by Dennis Overbye

THE NEW YORK TIMES
February 18, 2016
A team of physicists who can now count themselves as astronomers announced Thursday that they had heard and recorded the sound of two black holes colliding 1 billion light-years away, a fleeting chirp that fulfilled the last prophecy of Albert Einstein’s general theory of relativity.
THE NEW YORK TIMES
September 26, 2014
Stardust got in their eyes.
THE NEW YORK TIMES
March 18, 2014
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — One night late in 1979, an itinerant young physicist named Alan Guth, with a new son and a year’s appointment at Stanford, stayed up late with his notebook and equations, venturing far beyond the world of known physics.
THE NEW YORK TIMES
September 23, 2011
Roll over, Einstein?
THE NEW YORK TIMES
September 16, 2011
From double sunrise to double sunset the show goes on, always changing.
THE NEW YORK TIMES
October 1, 2010
It might be a place that only a lichen or pond scum could love, but astronomers said Wednesday that they had found a very distant planet capable of harboring water on its surface, thus potentially making it a home for plant or animal life.
THE NEW YORK TIMES
May 11, 2010
It is, in the words of the Danish filmmaker Michael Madsen, “a place we must remember to forget.”
THE NEW YORK TIMES
November 24, 2009
Physicists returned to their future on Friday. About 10 p.m. outside Geneva, scientists at CERN, the European Center for Nuclear Research, succeeded in sending beams of protons clockwise around the 17-mile underground magnetic racetrack known as the Large Hadron Collider, the world’s biggest and most expensive physics experiment.
THE NEW YORK TIMES
May 12, 2009
Seven astronauts blasted off Monday for one last dance with the Hubble Space Telescope.
THE NEW YORK TIMES
April 14, 2009
John Grunsfeld ’80 was sitting in an astronomical meeting in Atlanta in January of 2004 when he got a message to come back to headquarters in Washington to talk about the Hubble Space Telescope.
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