Today we interview x-ray astronomer and professor at the University of Maryland, Dr. Richard Mushotzky, for his plenary talk at #AAS241!
The National Osterbrock Leadership Program (NOLP) is an AAS-supported initiative aimed at incorporating leadership training into the Astronomy PhD. Read on to learn more about NOLP and about the workshop led by the NOLP fellows at AAS 241!
Cellular automata may be *crust* what we need to understand the properties of magnetars.
Do you like LEGOs? Do you like power laws? If you answered yes to both (which, if you’re an astronomer, you most likely did), then you’re in luck — today’s authors demonstrate how to use LEGOs to teach about power laws and mass functions!
For the first time, astronomers have detected the hot, diffuse circumgalactic medium — a perfect testbed for models of galactic feedback. So, how do our current models stack up against the new data?