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Emirati Researcher Makes Discovery on Evolution of Galaxies
Aisha Al Yazeedi, a research scientist at NYUAD's Center for Astro, Particle, and Planetary Physics, has published her first research paper, featuring key findings on the evolution of galaxies.

A Novel Method to Discover Cancer Therapies or Antimicrobial Drugs
Research Scientist Chandra Murade and coworkers in the laboratories of Assistant Professor of Physics George Shubeita and Professor of Biology Kristin Gunsalus have developed a molecular sensor that can quickly screen through libraries of compounds to identify drugs that bind DNA and which can interfere with the ability of the cell to proliferate

NYUAD Joins ATLAS Collaboration at CERN
NYUAD, along with UAEU and The University of Sharjah, have joined the ATLAS Collaboration at the world's largest physics research center, the European Organisation for Nuclear and Particle Physics Research (CERN) in Geneva, Switzerland. Dean Marta Losada is the lead Principal Investigator representing NYUAD.

NYU Abu Dhabi Researchers Discover Orbital Patterns of Trans-Neptunian Objects
Trans-Neptunian Objects (TNOs), small objects that orbit the sun beyond Neptune, are fossils from the early days of the solar system which can tell us a lot about its formation and evolution.

Ingyin Zaw Observes Space Through a Particle Physics Lens
"The foundation of what I've studied and worked on is a fascination with physics that goes beyond our day-to-day experience... from studying the smallest objects - fundamental particles - to the biggest objects - supermassive black holes."

Rare Black Hole in a Galaxy Found 45 Million Light Years Away
Discovered in the IC 750 galaxy – about 45 million light years away – it is unique because of its intermediate size, and it could provide an insight into the mysteries of supermassive black holes and their host galaxies.

Abu Dhabi Researchers Observe 11,000-year-old Space Event
Scientists witness a star drawing in space material and expelling rays thousands of times brighter than our sun.

The Contradiction of a Low-Mass Massive Black Hole
A new black-hole discovery sheds some light on the gray area between these extremes.

NYUAD Astronomers Identify Five Multiple Star Systems with Permanent Habitable Zone
The five multiple star systems have permanent habitable zones that could host Earth-like planets.

Featured Research

Unsolved Mystery

NYUAD scientists Francesco Arneodo and Lotfi Benabderrahmane have spent decades searching for the enigmatic dark matter that theoretically permeates the universe, yet has never been detected.


Mind Over Dark Matter

Professor of Physics Andrea Macciò launches a new interdisciplinary research center at NYUAD. The Center for Astro, Particle, and Planetary Physics will tackle fundamental questions of astrophysics, astroparticle physics and planetary physics from several points of view

Selected Recent Publications

Below is a selection of recent publication highlights from the Chemistry Program. The full citations are not listed but can be accessed through the links.

RR Lyrae Stars in Stellar Streams with Gaia: The Escapers
Mohamad Abbas, Center for Astro, Planetary, and Particle Physics | The Astrophysical Journal

Refining the Mass Estimate for the Intermediate-mass Black Hole Candidate in NGC 3319
Benjamin L. Davis, Center for Astro, Planetary, and Particle Physics | Publications of the Astronomical Society of Australia

Analytic Techniques for Solving the Transport Equations in Electroweak Baryogenesis
Marta Losada | Journal of High Energy Physics

The Varying Kinematics of Multiple Ejecta from the Black Hole X-ray Binary MAXI J1820 + 070
David Russell | Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society

The Rarity of Very Red TNOs in the Scattered Disk
Mohamad Ali-Dib, Center for Astro, Particle, and Planetary Physics The Astronomical Journal

The Fermi GBM Gamma-Ray Burst Spectral Catalog: 10 Years of Data
Bagrat Mailyan, Center for Astro, Particle, and Planetary Physics Astrophysical Journal

3D Morphology of Open Clusters in the Solar Neighborhood with Gaia EDR3: its Relation to Cluster Dynamics
Mario Pasquato, Center for Astro, Particle, and Planetary Physics | Astrophysical Journal

Probing Jet Launching in Neutron Star X-Ray Binaries: The Variable and Polarized Jet of SAX J1808.4–3658
David Russell and Maria Cristina Baglio | The Astrophysical Journal

Creating a Galaxy Lacking Dark Matter in a Dark Matter Dominated Universe
Andrea V. MacciòMonthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society