• Light and Gravity


    Yesterday, we at Imperial hosted the latest instalment of the London Cosmology Discussion Meetings (LCDM, which is a cosmology in-joke, of course), with about 40 participants — most of them students — from Imperial, QMUL and UCL. We heard talks about observing clusters of galaxies, different theories of gravity, and the observational repercussions of cosmic…

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  • Flat rotation curves and Facebook



    (See below for an update.) In one of the more bizarre meta-experiments that have come out of the latter-day social web, Trieste astrophysicist Paolo Salucci is trying to use Facebook to spread some astrophysics, not to the public, but within the astronomical community. Specifically, he’s trying to “eliminate the deep-routed [sic] wrong misconception [sic] of…

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