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AIMS Seminar: Dr Ignacy Sawicki

This week we had a stimulating seminar by Iggy Sawicki, our new postdoc, who packed out our cosy seminar room with a talk entitled: “Testing dark energy as a function of scale”. You can see the slides of his talk below,  admire … Continue reading

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Recent AIMS seminars

We have had a spate of stimulating seminars recently covering a number of topics in cosmology, statistics and radio astronomy. Here are the slides for you to enjoy! Gianni Bernardi, 14 August 2013 Sajeeth Philip, 31 July 2013 Kim McAlpine, … Continue reading

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The Famelab Experience

Gazing out at the crowd of 960 people, mostly teenagers, the thought occurred to me that standing alone on a big stage, attempting to entertain such a large crowd of people with science might not be everyone’s cup of tea. … Continue reading

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FameLab and Radio script successes for Michelle

Congratulations to Michelle Knights who has won both the South African leg of the FameLab competition and first prize in the broadcast category of the Young Science Communicators Competition for her radio script called “The Great Debate”, a dramatised version of the real … Continue reading

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Radical Research VI – Thinking outside the box with a 3D poster

Perhaps I am unusual but I find poster sessions some of the most deeply frustrating sessions at conferences. I can see people have (usually) put a lot of work into their posters but I find them impossible to read given … Continue reading

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Journal Science honors ‘universe awareness’ with award

A Web site that aims to inspire young children by teaching them about the immensity of the universe and the wonder of the night sky has won the Science Prize for Online Resources in Education (SPORE). “The Web site is … Continue reading

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Sichel Medal for Melvin Varughese

Our very own Melvin Varughese has been awarded the 2010 Herbert Sichel Medal! The medal rewards the best statistics paper published the previous year in a peer-reviewed journal by a South African statistician. The medal came into existence in 1997 … Continue reading

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