PIZZA ! Gracie Molto, Italia!

Astronaut Paolo Nespoli had the idea for home-made pizza on the International Space Station. Pizza Party! Bella Italia dallo spazio Astronaut Nespoli il chiama il Presidente ASI  il Twitter

ADDIO AD ADALBERTO GIAZOTTO (R.I.ST.P), PAPÀ DI VIRGO

Prof. Dr. Adalberto Giazotto (R.I.ST.P.) INFN New Release "Ci ha lasciati Adalberto Giazotto, uomo e scienziato tenace, visionario e lungimirante. Il suo nome è saldamente legato alla fisica delle onde gravitazionali, le increspature dello spaziotempo predette da Albert Einstein un secolo fa nella teoria della Relatività Generale. Adalberto Giazotto, ricercatore dell’INFN, ex collaboratore di Edoardo …

The American Physical Society ———— ‘Does America Care?’

Prof. Dr. Laura Greene, APS President.   Shocking as that new number, we have fewer degreed physicists than during President Nixon's term.  54,000 members in the USA, compare to ~50,000 in the Peoples Republic of China (PRC).  Of those 54,000, less the 80% are actually degreed physicists, including students. ~20% are engineers and physical scientists …

The Purple Sun

Look hard at this image centered on 363.4 nm wavelength.  Right below the centre of the photo there are three (3) white spots in the lower centre of the image.  Perhaps 30-40 hours later they are the magnetic disturbance that leads to CMEs and flares, if they do not turn into sunspots and whither away …

Three Years on and its “PBS Space (and) Time” What went wrong?

This was a great series of YouTube videos from PBS Digital Studios.  The  <15 minute video on the ‘Speed of Light’ (PBS2) contains most of the essential Maxwellian physics of Jackson’s  Classical Electrodynamics, the huge volume that still haunts the memory of many a physic student. That’s how rapid-fire this series is!  However, for the …