The beginning of the universe, for beginners
A short story of the universe
It’s this time of the year again, it’s DPG Spring Meeting! This year DPG 2013 takes place at TU Dresden, a full week dedicated to (astro)particle/nuclear physics in Germany. Do you plan to join?!
Listen to Professor Alan Watson from the University of Leeds who has spent 40 years trying to unravel a mystery at the frontier of physics.
Where do cosmic rays, subatomic particles with the highest known energies in the entire Universe, come from? And which violent astronomical events are producing these hugely energetic jets of particles that travel for light years to reach us? As many as a million of them pass through us every night as we sleep, the equivalent of having 2 chest x rays every year.
His quest to find the origins of cosmic rays has taken him from the North York Moors to the South Pole and the pampas grasslands of Argentina where he has been instrumental in creating the largest ever Cosmic ray detector, covering an area bigger than Luxembourg.
How Far Away Are Our Nearest Stars? Infographics showing the closest stars and their accompanying solar systems
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!