Throwback Thursday: The Little Bit Of Dark Matter We Know (Synopsis)

“A cosmic mystery of immense proportions, once seemingly on the verge of solution, has deepened and left astronomers and astrophysicists more baffled than ever. The crux … is that the vast majority of the mass of the universe seems to be missing.” –William J. Broad When Fritz Zwicky first calculated what the mass of a galaxy … Read moreThrowback Thursday: The Little Bit Of Dark Matter We Know (Synopsis)

Will The LHC Be The End Of Experimental Particle Physics? (Synopsis)

“There is nothing new to be discovered in physics now. All that remains is more and more precise measurement.” –Lord Kelvin When Kelvin said that over 100 years ago, he was talking about how Newtonian gravity and Maxwell’s electromagnetism seemed to account for all the known phenomena in the Universe. Of course, nuclear physics, quantum … Read moreWill The LHC Be The End Of Experimental Particle Physics? (Synopsis)

Comments of the Week #75: from black hole information to the cosmic neutrino background

“I was strongly encouraged by a science teacher who took an interest in me and presented me with a key to the laboratory to allow me to work whenever I wanted.” -Frederick Reines, discoverer of the first neutrino That kind of education is irreplaceable, and at Starts With A Bang we do our best to bring the … Read moreComments of the Week #75: from black hole information to the cosmic neutrino background

Ask Ethan #104: What if we grew a fourth spatial dimension? (Synopsis)

“There is a fifth dimension, beyond that which is known to man. It is a dimension as vast as space and as timeless as infinity. It is the middle ground between light and shadow, between science and superstition.” –Rod Serling Of course, despite our best theoretical hopes, we know only of four dimensions — three … Read moreAsk Ethan #104: What if we grew a fourth spatial dimension? (Synopsis)

Throwback Thursday: Pakistan’s First Female Astrophysics Ph.D. (Synopsis)

“One life is all we have and we live it as we believe in living it. But to sacrifice what you are and to live without belief, that is a fate more terrible than dying.” –Joan of Arc In 2012, I had the honor and the privilege to learn about Mariam Sultana, the first woman … Read moreThrowback Thursday: Pakistan’s First Female Astrophysics Ph.D. (Synopsis)

CONFIRMED: The Last Great Prediction Of The Big Bang! (Synopsis)

“When you see how fragile and delicate life can be, all else fades into the background.” –Jenna Morasca The hot Big Bang — proposed seventy years ago — is a tremendous success story. Predicated on the assumption that the Universe was hotter, denser, more uniform and expanding faster in the past, it’s allowed us to … Read moreCONFIRMED: The Last Great Prediction Of The Big Bang! (Synopsis)