Astrobites interviews Sean Carroll, one of the leading theoretical cosmologists of our time, about our universe, his new book and everything in between.
Astrobites reports on a recent Alternative Careers panel on Data Science jobs at the Wolbach Library. When asked why they decided to go into a non-academic career, none of the panelists said their primary reason was monetary or because of the tough job market in astronomy.
Unlike most astrophysicists today, this one did go observing for a change. And what he finds there is out of this world. Literally.
What do you get when you put astronomers in a room with their computers and tell them to work on small, interesting projects? A hack day! Here is a rundown of what we accomplished during the hack day at the 227th AAS Meeting. From bits of python code to new citizen science projects to crafty sewing endeavors, hack day has something for everyone.
Advice on the NSF essays.
When I was an undergrad speaking about my studies or my summer research project to people outside my field was scary. Now, believe it or not, a decade later, it’s still scary!