More Sun for this snowy weather!
(credit: the guardian, source: NASA)
The Fingerprint of Stars
We are such stuff that stars are made of…
Things Explained - “The Fingerprint of Stars”
Dr. John Johnson’s team of astrophysicists at Caltech tells us how to unravel the code embedded in the light we see as stars and why we happen to be made of stardust. It doesn’t get any more fundamental than this!
What did you say astro-what?
If you’ve ever wondered what’s hidden behind the barbarous words of Astroparticle Physics, here is a 1-min definition.
play with it at http://workshop.chromeexperiments.com/stars/
Dark matter: How does it explain a star’s speed?
Full lesson at TED-Ed http://ed.ted.com/lessons/dark-matter-how-does-it-explain-a-star-s-speed-don-lincoln
How the Chinese and the Greeks viewed (pretty much) the same sky.
It’s pretty remarkable how differently two cultures can connect the same dots, don’t you think?
(maps via radical cartography)
Senior Fellow Award
of the Helmholtz Alliance for Astroparticle Physics
The Helmholtz Alliance for Astroparticle Physics has awarded the title of Senior Fellow of the Helmholtz Alliance for Astroparticle Physics
The three retired scientists are awarded a Senior Fellowship, travel funds for conferences and schools associated with HAP as well as funding opportunities for scientific projects. Thus, the recognized scientists can continue to be involved in current research and to share their experience and knowledge within the Alliance.
(credit: HAP / A.Chantelauze)