In a remarkable coup, physicists have detected gravitational waves. This is the biggest science story of this century, so far. It has deep implications for the future of physics. It will affect our lives in ways we cannot yet conceive. It was a long time coming. One hundred years ago, Albert Einstein predicted waves of […]
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THE number of climate-driven natural disasters per year has more than doubled since the 1980s. Meanwhile, the average global temperature increased less than one degree. We know how to slow the increase. It’s a win-win. Slowing it will keep us safer and will save all of us lots of money. Step one is to understand […]
India and international science have a new sophisticated space-based telescope called Astrosat. The India Space Research Organization (ISRO) designed and built it. Launched on India’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre, it is in its 640-kilometre-high orbit over the equator. Astrosat has new capabilities that can help us answer our […]
Excerpts From the Book Reviews by The Journal of Social, Political and Economic Studies An Intellectual Mind-Twister . . . Going to the Outer Limits of Cosmology In a book unlike any other, Colin Gillespie, a physicist, sets out to explore the origin of space and time, examining 47 of the major “problems” of physics for […]