Tagged: astrophysics

Black holes aren’t totally black, and other insights from Stephen Hawking’s groundbreaking work - Guest Work

Guest Work Mar 20, 2018

Christoph Adami, Michigan State University This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. Mathematical physicist and cosmologist Stephen Hawking was best known for his work exploring the relationship between black holes and quantum physics. A black hole is the remnant of a dying supermassive star that’s fallen into itself; these remnants contract … Read More

Remembering Stephen Hawking - Guest Work

Guest Work Mar 15, 2018

by Jean Balchin Yesterday I was incredibly saddened to hear about the passing of world-renowned cosmologist and pioneer in theoretical physics, Stephen Hawking. Here are a collection of tributes to the great man.  Professor David Wiltshire, Theoretical Physicist, University of Canterbury, comments: Stephen Hawking. Wikimedia Commons. “Stephen was the most courageous person I have known. He had … Read More

Neil deGrasse Tyson, science communication superstar, coming to New Zealand - News

John Kerr Mar 28, 2017

One of the world’s most well known and entertaining science communicators is coming to New Zealand. Dr Neil deGrasse Tyson will be coming to New Zealand – for the first time ever – this July to talk life, the universe and everything. He will be performing his show A Cosmic Perspective in Christchurch (July 4) and Auckland (July 9). Both … Read More

One bubble in the great bath of existence – Brian Greene on the universe, time travel and string theory - News

Jean Balchin Mar 23, 2017

Earlier this afternoon, I was fortunate enough to interview Dr Brian Greene, the renowned theoretical physicist and string theorist. Dr Greene is a professor of physics and mathematics at Columbia University, and is recognized for a number of revolutionary discoveries in his field of superstring theory. I spoke with Dr Greene about his theories on string theory and multiverses, … Read More

Kitchen Science: gastrophysics brings the universe into your kitchen - Guest Work

Guest Work Apr 29, 2016

By Stephen Hughes, Queensland University of Technology This title will probably come as a surprise to you. Astrophysics concerns enormous scales of space, time and energy; kitchens are relatively small, homely places. So how can there be a connection between astrophysics and the kitchen? Have you ever dropped a just-opened plastic bottle of milk or fruit juice … Read More

“Just So Science” – The Cosmos Wanderers - Just So Science

Elf Eldridge May 19, 2011

So the big astronomy news of today is the announcement of “Unbound planetary mass objects” around stars towards the centre of our galaxy. Now before i get too excited, I should probably mention that we have discovered large free-floating planets before (maybe) but these have been confined to large clouds of dust and gas near star forming regions – this … Read More