The instrument is part of a widening foray into observational research in astronomy that India has undertaken since the 1960s, and bolstered with the successful launch of its first multi-wavelength satellite in September 2015.
I moved to Delhi on March 27.
The LotR trilogy made for the first modern great epic fantasy, its guiding light so very bright that even those who came after struggled to match its success.
Particle physics is in the middle of a quandary. Let’s use it to catch up on all that we’ve missed.
Although the data’s statistical significance isn’t as good as it would have to be for there to be a new ‘champagne bottle boson’ moment, it’s encouraging that the data itself isn’t vanishing.
It’s impossible to call out all the bullshit claims being made everyday but quite possible and even more relevant to call out those who popularise it without necessary checks.
Developments I’d have liked to cover but haven’t been able to for lack of time.
That there’s now a magical device in my pocket that lets me look at a universe folded away in millionths of a meter is amazing.
Since the LIGO Scientific Collaboration announced the first direct detection of gravitational waves on February 11, 2016, there have been at least 51 scientific papers written up on the topic discussing a variety of possibilities. The earliest papers parallel the announcement’s two ostensible achievements: Albert Einstein was right when he postulated the existence of gravitational waves in […]