Explaining Everything, Explaining Anything

Published March 19, 2010 | 4 responses so far
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The following are reflections on this year’s Mini-Beatty Public Lecture “Life, the Universe and Nothing: A Cosmic Mystery Story” held by Dr. Lawrence M. Krauss held on March 1st, 2010 at McGill University. Edwin Hubble via Vision. Science and its academic disciplines have shaped and transformed our modern world arguably more so than any other
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Marzieh Ghiasi

Billions suspended in a sunbeam

Published November 09, 2009 | No responses yet
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Today is writer and scientist Carl Sagan‘s 75th birthday. Carl Sagan is remembered for his remarkable ability to take scientific knowledge and present it in an elegant and comprehensive way to the broader public. An ability that I’ve truly come to appreciate as I’ve become more involved with communicating science. But it’s not just limited
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Marzieh Ghiasi

Do you realize we’re floating in space?

Published May 18, 2009 | No responses yet
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I was about nine or so, standing in front of my grandmother’s house an early spring evening, looking mesmerized at the ever-falling comet Hale-Bopp illuminating the dark sky. Emotions can hardly be transcribed into words, but looking at this falling star, one that would come back in 2500 years– when we would all be nothing
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Marzieh Ghiasi