Category Archives: November 2017

Gravity Waves and the Higgs Boson

by Prasad Ganti Gravity waves have been in the news for the last two years or so. Firstly, when the hundred year old prediction of Albert Einstein came true. Gravity waves were discovered when two black holes collapsed into one, … Continue reading

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Fortuna ipsa muta

by Ted Frimet sheer dumb luck Not everything is as it seems. And sometimes, despite months or years of amateur training, a gain in insight can be chalked up to “sheer dumb luck”. As most of our AAAP club members … Continue reading

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compiled by Arlene & David Kaplan Astronomers Strike Gravitational Gold In Colliding Neutron Stars For the first time, scientists have caught two neutron stars in the act of colliding, revealing that these strange smashups are the source of heavy elements … Continue reading

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