Monthly Archives: May 2011

Falsifying Paradigms for Cosmic Acceleration – Seminar by Dragan Huterer

Dragan Huterer, from the University of Michigan, gave us a very entertaining talk that stimulated much discussion about how to falsify entire paradigms of dark energy rather than just specific models of dark energy. In their recent paper Mortonson, Hu … Continue reading

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Radical Research IV – rating researchers

In this, the 4th post in this series (the others on video abstracts, object oriented paper writing and freelance postdocs are here: 1,2,3), I would like to chat about a tough but important problem and present some proposals to address … Continue reading

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Radical Research III – A freelance market for post-docs?

How about living the rest of your life as a post-doc, but making lots of money and never having to move city, yet alone country, while you do it? In this, the 3rd in the series of “Radical Research” posts (a … Continue reading

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Dragan Huterer

I was born in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina (then a part of Yugoslavia). I became interested in physics in high-school, and my dream soon became to study physics in the United States and become a physicist. I was accepted to … Continue reading

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Radical Research II – Object oriented papers

At the JEDI 2 workshop held in mid 2008* we spent quite a lot of time envisaging how cosmology might be different in 2020. One aspect of that was the way in which we would do research in 2020 and … Continue reading

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Art-science experiment

The issue of what art-science is – or should be – has been a topic of lots of debate at AIMS over the past few months following the Sutherland workshop on the topic, covered by Hillary in a recent blog … Continue reading

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Attempts at Solving the Coincidence Problem – seminar by Marina Cortês

In this excellent seminar, Marina told us about her group’s attempt to solve the coincidence problem of dark energy by allowing for multiple phases of acceleration. The coincidence problem is that it seems we live in a special time where … Continue reading

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