Tag: astrophysics

Physics News of the Week: Evidence for the Anthropic Principle

Physics News of the Week: Evidence for the Anthropic Principle

| January 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

Another week has passed and it’s time to review the top news of physics once again. As always, here are the top 3 research stories that were published last week. For more news and other cool stuff, register for our email newsletter. 1.  Decoding the Gravitational Evolution of Dark Matter Halos (Jan 13) Researchers have […]

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Oxygen – Breathing the Universe

Oxygen – Breathing the Universe

| August 31, 2014 | 0 Comments

In this talk Lisa Kewley from the University of Hawaii will discuss the topic of oxygen. We are all familiar with the importance of oxygen for survival on our planet, but, apparently, oxygen plays an important role in astrophysics as well. By investigating the abundance of oxygen and its properties in the universe we can […]

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Martin Rees: Our Universe and Others

Martin Rees: Our Universe and Others

| May 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

Here we have one of the more recent talks from the “Philosophy of Cosmology” project. The speaker is Martin Rees — a renowned British cosmologist and astrophysicist. In this talk, he does general overview of what astrophysics and cosmology can tell us about our universe, starting with our solar system and ending with the bigger picture. This naturally leads to […]

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Physics News of the Week: News on Wormholes and Black Holes

Physics News of the Week: News on Wormholes and Black Holes

| May 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

It’s Sunday and, as always, let’s look at what’s been going on in the world of physics. Here is a summary of the top 3 physics news with some additional links added below. If you would like to receive these news, as well as free physics books, videos and articles straight to your email box, […]

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Physics News of the Week: the Key to Some Major Physics Questions

Physics News of the Week: the Key to Some Major Physics Questions

| May 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

This week has been really generous in terms of major physics breakthroughs and our job, as always, is to summarize these top discoveries. Thus here are the top 3 physics news stories of the week, including useful links. To receive these news straight to your email, register for our email newsletter. 1. Radiation from Early […]

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SETI: Dark Energy from the Largest Galaxy Maps

SETI: Dark Energy from the Largest Galaxy Maps

| May 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

Here we have another recent talk from the SETI institute featuring David Schlegel. Schlegel introduces the findings of The Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey (BOSS), which has mapped 200 million galaxies in 2-D, and 1.5 million galaxies and quasars in 3-D. The data was used to investigate the properties of dark energy and was consistent with the simplest modification of Einstein’s laws. For […]

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Physics News of the Week: A New Model of Cosmic Evolution and Sun’s Long-Lost Brother

Physics News of the Week: A New Model of Cosmic Evolution and Sun’s Long-Lost Brother

| May 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

This week the popular physics news headlines featured stories on the new powerful computer simulation that supports the holographic theory in the context of black holes, the new model of cosmic evolution and the discovery of the first star that was born from the same cloud of gas as our Sun. These news are summarized […]

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Cosmology: A Historical Perspective

Cosmology: A Historical Perspective

| April 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

Cosmology, as we understand it today, is a very young science, mostly due to the fact that making observations is hard. Despite that, however, speculations regarding the nature of the universe can be found in many ancient sources, such as the written works of ancient Greek philosophers. The beginning of cosmology as a science rather […]

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