Monthly Archives: September 2012

Entropy, oscillators and Nietzsche

I am giving two talks at a high school in Mauritius on Monday and in trying to imagine what might inspire 14 year olds, I started thinking of the cool physics videos out there (there are now also lots of … Continue reading

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The problem with Type Ia Supernovae

The 2011 Nobel prize was given to the two teams who discovered the acceleration of the Universe using Type Ia supernovae; a result supported by every other method sensitive enough to probe acceleration. However, it remains a disturbing truth that … Continue reading

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Some Exciting Updates

There have been exciting developments at the AIMS Research Centre recently. We are excited to announce that Romeel Davé will arrive in early 2013 as the joint research SARChI Chair between UWC, SAAO and AIMS. Romeel is a prolific academic who brings a wealth … Continue reading

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