Monthly Archives: October 2012

Laura Bassi;18th Century Physicist

I just recently came across a physicist and a woman who in the 18th century became the first woman professor of physics at the University of Bologna, Italy. An amazing achievement at that time though she did have some advantages … Continue reading

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Close to Heaven

The video: “Mercator: Close to Heaven” was developed by PhD student Péter Pápics  at the Observatorio del Roque de los Muchachos on La Palma in the Canary Islands. It’s quite a lovely video so hit the play and use full screen. Accompanied … Continue reading

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