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A Tribute to Galileo

“Philosophy is written in this grand book, the universe, which stands continually open to our gaze. But the book cannot be understood unless one first learns to comprehend the language and read the characters in which it is written. It … Continue reading

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Einstein@Home user of the day!

I got this email today: “Congratulations! You’ve been chosen as the Einstein@Home user of the day! Your profile will be featured on the Einstein@Home website for the next 24 hours.” In 2005 I signed up to the Einstein@Home program that … Continue reading

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Gravitational Waves

Last Thursday, or early Friday morning in Australia, the LIGO (Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory) Scientific Collaboration announced “the first direct detection of gravitational waves and the first observation of a binary black hole merger” (which produced the waves). They have released … Continue reading

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