Category Archives: Science

Dawn of Private Space Science Symposium 2018 | #DPSS18

Bringing scientists, foundations, corporations, policy makers & private spacelines under one roof to chart the future of space science @ Columbia University

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Dawn of Private Space Science Symposium 2018 | #DPSS18

Mathematicians Tame Rogue Waves, Lighting Up Future of LEDs | Quanta Magazine

The mathematician Svitlana Mayboroda and collaborators have figured out how to predict the behavior of electrons — a mathematical discovery that could have immediate practical effects.
Source: Mathematicians Tame Rogue Waves, Lighting Up Future of LEDs | Quanta Magazine

‘Mind over matter’: Stephen Hawking – obituary by Roger Penrose

Stephen Hawking Dies at 76…

Steven Hawking

Theoretical physicist who made revolutionary contributions to our understanding of the nature of the universe
Source: ‘Mind over matter’: Stephen Hawking – obituary by Roger Penrose

A Career in Quantum Physics: Interview with Suyog Shrestha – Sujhaab Chautaari


Chautaari interviews Suyog Shrestha, a quantum physicist at CERN’s Large Hadron Collider who was part of the team who discovered the Higgs boson.
Source: A Career in Quantum Physics: Interview with Suyog Shrestha – Sujhaab Chautaari

Applying Machine Learning to the Universe’s Mysteries

Computers can beat chess champions, simulate star explosions, and forecast global climate. We are even teaching them to be infallible problem-solvers and fast learners.
Source: Applying machine learning to the universe’s mysteries

Nature – Science search engine links papers to grants and patents.

The Dimensions database promises a financial perspective on scholarly literature.

https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-018-00688-0

Schools Tap Secret Spectrum to Beam Free Internet to Students

Pioneering school districts tap an obscure public asset to put broadband into students’ homes.

Source: Schools Tap Secret Spectrum to Beam Free Internet to Students

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Dawn of Private Space Science Symposium 2017 | #DPSS17

Dawn of Private Space Science 2017Bringing scientists, foundations, corporations, policy makers & private spacelines under one roof to chart the future of space science @ Columbia University
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Renowned French scientist Cécile De Witt dies at 94

It is with great sadness that IHES learnt of the death of Cécile DeWitt-Morette, Jane and Roland Blumberg Centennial Professor in Physics at the University of Texas – Austin, occurred on 8 May 2017.  A renowned French scientist, she worked at the frontiers of mathematics and physics. Although she decided to lead her career in … Continue reading “Renowned French scientist Cécile De Witt dies at 94”
Source: Renowned French scientist Cécile De Witt dies at 94 – IHES

New York City March for Science – April 22, 2017!

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New York City

March for Science

April 22, 2017!

PPPL and Max Planck physicists reveal experimental verification of a key source of fast reconnection of magnetic fields

Physicist Will Fox with Magnetic Reconnection Experiment.

Physicist Will Fox with Magnetic Reconnection Experiment.

Magnetic reconnection, a universal process that triggers solar flares and northern lights and can disrupt cell phone service and fusion experiments, occurs much faster than theory says that it should. Now researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) and Germany’s Max Planck Institute of Plasma Physics have discovered a source of the speed-up in a common form of reconnection. Their findings could lead to more accurate predictions of damaging space weather and improved fusion experiments.

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Lecture: John Carlstrom – What Do We Know About The Big Bang?

John Carlstrom gives the plenary lecture at the New Horizons in Inflationary Cosmology Templeton Conference organized by the Stanford Institute for Theoretical Physics.

Our understanding of the origin, evolution and make-up of the Universe has undergone dramatic and surprising advances over the last decades. Much of the progress has been driven by measurements of the fossil light from the big bang, called the cosmic microwave background radiation, which provides us with a glimpse of the Universe as it was 14 billion years ago. This talk will discuss what we know about the Big Bang and how we learned it. We will also talk about the new questions we are asking about the origin of the Universe and the experiments being pursued to answer them, peering back to the beginning of time.

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US Supercomputer Needs More People Power

US supercomputer needs more people power

A large computing network that has helped design cancer drug candidates and search for extra-terrestrial life is struggling to maintain its volunteer network.

A citizen science initiative that encourages public donations of idle computer processing power to run complex calculations is struggling to increase participation.

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The Institute for Research on Innovation & Science (IRIS)

The Institute for Research on Innovation & Science (IRIS)

The Institute for Research on Innovation & Science (IRIS) is the major national source for data to support fundamental research on the results of public and private investments in discovery, innovation, and education. It provides credible data and rigorous findings about the productivity and public value of the research enterprise to inform effective policy-making, support outreach, aid in research management, and expand the state of knowledge.

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Who feels the pain of science research budget cuts?

Who feels the pain of science research budget cuts?

Not much science will get done without the money to fund people and equipment. Michael Pereckas, CC BY

What are research dollars actually spent on? Rather than looking at artifacts like publications and patents, a new initiative directly tracks the people and businesses that receive research funding.
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See Photos From the Apollo Space Missions Through Astronauts’ Eyes

Apollo Mission Photos

Going to the Moon Through Astronaut’s Eyes

These never-before-seen images provide a new perspective on the iconic mission.
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Quantum Questions Inspire New Math

Quantum Questions Inspire New MathIn order to fully understand the quantum world, we may have to develop a new realm of mathematics.
Mathematics might be more of an environmental science than we realize. Even though it is a search for eternal truths, many mathematical concepts trace their origins to everyday experience. Astrology and architecture inspired Egyptians and Babylonians to develop geometry. The study of mechanics during the scientific revolution of the 17th century brought us calculus.

Remarkably, ideas from quantum theory turn out to carry tremendous mathematical power as well, even though we have little daily experience dealing with elementary particles. The bizarre world of quantum theory — where things can seem to be in two places at the same time and are subject to the laws of probability — not only represents a more fundamental description of nature than what preceded it, it also provides a rich context for modern mathematics. Could the logical structure of quantum theory, once fully understood and absorbed, inspire a new realm of mathematics that might be called “quantum mathematics”?

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NASA Discusses Discovery of Earth-Size, Habitable-Zone Planets

Original air date: Feb. 22, 2017 10 a.m. PT (1 p.m. ET, 1800 UTC) NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope has revealed the first known system of seven Earth-size planets around a single star. Three of these planets are firmly located in the habitable zone, the area around the parent star where a rocky planet is most likely to have liquid water. The discovery sets a new record for greatest number of habitable-zone planets found around a single star outside our solar system. All of these seven planets could have liquid water — key to life as we know it — under the right atmospheric conditions, but the chances are highest with the three in the habitable zone. The briefing participants were: Thomas Zurbuchen, associate administrator of the Science Mission Directorate at NASA Headquarters in Washington Michael Gillon, astronomer at the University of Liege in Belgium Sean Carey, manager of NASA’s Spitzer Science Center at Caltech/IPAC, Pasadena, California Nikole Lewis, astronomer at the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore Sara Seager, professor of planetary science and physics at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge For more information on exoplanets, visit: http://exoplanets.nasa.gov

Why Doesn’t Antimatter Anti-Gravitate?

antimatter anti-gravity?

If there were some type of matter that had negative gravitational charge, it would be repelled by the matter and energy that we are aware of.

Every massive particle exerts a gravitational force. So what do antimatter particles do?

Why aren’t there any particles that fall upwards in the gravitational field of Earth? It would be so handy – If I had to move the couch, rather than waiting for the husband to flex his muscles, I’d tie an anti-gravitating weight to it and the couch would just float to the other side of the room.

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