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Physics News of the Week: The Bright Light on Mars & Cern’s Discovery of an Exotic New Particle

Physics News of the Week: The Bright Light on Mars & Cern’s Discovery of an Exotic New Particle

| April 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

This weekend, as always, we have some fascinating physics news, which are summarized below. To receive these weekly news to your email, register for our newsletter. 1. Bright Light on Mars (April 8) The famous bright light detected on Mars by Curiosity, according to NASA scientists, was just an artifact caused by cosmic rays hitting the camera. […]

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Physics News of the Week: Discovery of Primordial Gravitational Waves and Evidence for Inflation

Physics News of the Week: Discovery of Primordial Gravitational Waves and Evidence for Inflation

| March 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

So last week marked another great discovery which, if confirmed, will likely be a contender for the next Nobel prize. It was of course the discovery of primordial gravitational waves in CMB, which was also concrete evidence for the theory of inflation.  These and other news are discussed below. In order to receive these news […]

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Series of Lectures on Astrophysics and Cosmology

Series of Lectures on Astrophysics and Cosmology

| March 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

In this playlist we have a series of lectures on Astrophysics, Astronomy and Cosmology. The lectures are organized by the BBVA foundation and feature such guest scientists as Richard Ellis, Simon White, Gerda Horneck and Scott Tremaine. The topics covered include the early universe star clusters and galaxies, astrobiology research, solar system planets and their […]

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Big News in Astrophysics: Primordial Gravitational Waves Detected

Big News in Astrophysics: Primordial Gravitational Waves Detected

| March 18, 2014 | 2 Comments

So recently some rumors have been floating online  about a big discovery in astrophysics. And it turns out, scientists working at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center have announced finding convincing evidence of primordial gravitational waves — a discovery as big as the elusive Higgs boson particle.  The detection has yet to be published in a peer-reviewed scientific journal, […]

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Physics News of the Week: Mystery of Early Universe Galaxies + Surprising Solar Neutrino Results

Physics News of the Week: Mystery of Early Universe Galaxies + Surprising Solar Neutrino Results

| March 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

This week the top news feature an interesting paper on neutrino flavour changes, a possible evidence for dark matter and unexpected results from the research in the galaxies of the early universe. To receive these summaries straight to your email every Sunday, register for our email newsletter. 1. Galaxies in the Early Universe Mature Beyond […]

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Why the Anti-World Matters by Tara Shears

Why the Anti-World Matters by Tara Shears

| November 27, 2013 | 0 Comments

Antimatter is basically a form of matter, which is made out of antiparticles, that have the same mass as ordinary particles, however their charge is opposite. Interestingly, encounters between normal matter and anti-matter produces high-energy photons. This experimental fact leads to an interesting puzzle, which is why does anything even exist, if matter and anti-matter […]

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TEDx: Tamara Davis

| November 6, 2013 | 0 Comments

It seems like a good time for another TEDx physics talk. This time we have a talk by Tamara Davis, who is an astrophysicists with an interest in gravity, nature of space time and the fundamental laws of physics. In addition Tamara explains how the cosmos itself acts as the most powerful laboratory enabling us […]

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Defending Earth from Asteroids with Neil deGrasse Tyson

Defending Earth from Asteroids with Neil deGrasse Tyson

| October 31, 2013 | 0 Comments

Here’s a recent talk on the dangers of asteroids and how they can be prevented. These days the technology is advanced enough to detect and forecast collisions with asteroids, however preventing such disasters requires worldwide collaboration of many nations. This is discussed by Neil Tyson and a group of astronauts, who recently helped developing recommendations to […]

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