John Oliver: So, roughly speaking, what are the chances that the world is going to be destroyed? One-in-a-million? One-in-a-billion? Walter Wagner: Well, the best we can say right now is a one-in-two chance. John: 50-50? Walter: Yeah, 50-50… It’s a chance, it’s a 50-50 chance. John: You come back to this 50-50 thing, what is … Read moreThe Future of Colliders: Beyond the LHC!
“If you’re going to do something tonight that you’ll be sorry for tomorrow morning, sleep late.” –Henny Youngman Normally, the best wonders of the night sky — stars, planets and beyond — happen, well, late at night. But every once in a while, it’s actually the very early morning sky that holds the greatest sights. … Read moreWeekend Diversion: A Planetary Special for the Morning People
“God does not play dice with the Universe.” –Einstein “Einstein, don’t tell God what to do.” –Neils Bohr (disputed, but awesome) Einstein, the brilliant mind behind general relativity and the concept of “spacetime,” is making the news again this week. As you all know, gravity isn’t some mysterious invisible force traveling across space, it comes … Read moreEinstein’s Last Mystery
“You still don’t get it, do you? He’ll find her! That’s what he does! That’s ALL he does! You can’t stop him!” –Kyle Reese, the Terminator Now that we’ve all survived Judgment Day, we can stop looking for ways to stop the Terminators, and go back to the search for dark matter. Let’s back up … Read moreDark Matter: what it does, what it doesn’t do
“I have departed from this planet and I have left behind my poor earthly ones with their occupations which are as many as they are useless; at last I am living in the scintillating splendor of the stars, each of which used to seem to me as large as millions of suns.” –Jules Massenet Each … Read moreLearning it all about a Planet Outside Our Solar System!