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Today we explore how to handle grad school rejection, with different career paths and anecdotes from similar experiences.
Is string theory compatible with observational data? Today’s paper looks at how avoiding the swampland of unsuccessful string theories can mean violating reliable constraints on cosmological quantities.
How can Gaia and 2MASS magnitudes help in sorting AGB stars?
Can the properties of a known planet system predict if that system has additional undetected planets?
Meet the new king of the ‘high z radio bright quasar’ mountain.
A series of papers between two research groups, investigating the nature of an unusual distant galaxy.
Astronomy beyond the research
IMMUNOBITES.com is focused on breaking research and historical context in immunology.
Last week in Austin, Texas I attended SPIE Astronomical Telescopes & Instrumentation for the very first time. Here’s a quick summary of my experiences and a few tips on how to survive big conferences.
Dr Nicholas Walton discusses the impacts of GAIA and his research! See him today at #AAS232!
Navigating careers in astronomy
Most of the known exoplanets resemble “hot Jupiters” because they’re bigger and easier to find. But how can we find Earth-like planets? Check out Dr. Debra Fischer’s plenary talk at #AAS232 to learn more about the “Past, Present, and Future” of exoplanet science.
As Carl Sagan said, “If you wish to make apple pie from scratch, you must first invent the universe.” More specifically, to make some neutron-rich elements like gold and uranium, you need neutron star mergers. Check out Professor Enrico Ramirez-Ruiz’s upcoming #AAS232 talk to learn more about what it takes to make the heaviest elements in the universe.
How can we make astronomy as a field more inclusive for LGBT+ folks? Read on to learn about recommendations that we can all act on!