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Tag Archives: astrophysics

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  • 10 Jun 2021
    Simon Mitton

    Jean-Baptiste Biot, founder of the scientific study of meteorites

    Four years ago, when I began to write From Crust to Core, A chronicle of deep carbon science, the astrophysicist in me looked forward to documenting the story of how Earth’s carbon originated long ago in stellar explosions. Carbon is the fourth most abundant element in the universe. On Earth it is ranked only fifteenth […]

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  • 23 Dec 2020
    Simon Friederich

    Are We Living in a Multiverse? Why We Might – and Why We Might Never Know

    Simon Friederich, author of Multiverse Theories: A Philosophical Perspective discusses the “multiverse” idea. What the idea entails and whether it can truly be tested.

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  • 10 Jun 2020
    Christian Wüthrich, Keizo Matsubara, Nick Huggett

    Beyond Spacetime

    One of the greatest challenges in fundamental physics is to reconcile quantum mechanics and general relativity in a full theory of "quantum gravity”. It is a challenge that has by turns excited and frustrated physicists, for nearly a century.

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  • 29 Nov 2018
    Extensions of f(R) Gravity
    Tiberiu Harko

    Are dark energy and dark matter really dark?

    by Tiberiu Harko, author of Extensions of f(R) Gravity, 2018

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