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SKA-LOW at Imperial

2017 is the 10th anniversary of the European Research Council, who fund my FIRSTDAWN group at Imperial. For our celebratory festival, I thought it would be fun to display an SKA dipole. They’re eye catching and a good prop to … Continue reading

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2015 Reading

My reading from 2015.   January The Millstone – Margaret Drabble The Hunger Games – Suzanne Collins Catching Fire – Suzanne Collins Mockingjay – Suzanne Collins Against Method – Paul Feyerabend February Falling Upwards – Richard Holmes Fantastic read that … Continue reading

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Don’t feed the scientists! Who knows what might happen…

This weekend was the 72nd World Science Fiction Convntion – Loncon3 – held at ExCeL in the London Docklands. It coincided with the visit by my friend and collaborator Katie Mack to work on a new paper looking at fast … Continue reading

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NAM Gender survey

(If you just want a link to the web form: http://tinyurl.com/NAMStatistics) At the AAS 223 meeting as part of a hack day project, Jim Davenport and colleagues carried out a survey of the gender balance of speakers and question askers to get … Continue reading

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Responsibility to Awe

One of my favourite poets is Rebecca Elson, an astrophysicist and poet, who died too young. The name of this blog is an homage to this poem of hers. ———————————- We Astronomers by Rebecca Elson We astronomers are nomads, Merchants, … Continue reading

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