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March 6, 2014
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Undergraduate women in physics find strength in numbers

Prof. Young-Kee Kim leads conference for aspiring female scientists On a mid-January Friday night, Savannah Thais stood at the podium in International House’s Assembly Hall and shared some of her experiences as a female student in physics. She described the … Continue reading

March 18, 2013
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Distant Planetary System is a Super-Sized Solar System

TORONTO, ON – A team of astronomers, including Quinn Konopacky of the Dunlap Institute for Astronomy & Astrophysics, University of Toronto, has made the most detailed examination yet of the atmosphere of a Jupiter-like planet beyond our Solar System. According … Continue reading

November 20, 2012
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Can Life Emerge on Planets Around Cooling Stars?

Astronomers find planets in strange places and wonder if they might support life. One such place would be in orbit around a white or brown dwarf. While neither is a star like the sun, both glow and so could be … Continue reading

February 2, 2012
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A Galactic Magnetic Field in A Lab Bolsters Astrophysical Theory

ANN ARBOR, Mich.— Why is the universe magnetized? It’s a question scientists have been asking for decades. Now, an international team of researchers including a University of Michigan professor have demonstrated that it could have happened spontaneously, as the prevailing … Continue reading

October 5, 2011
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Scientists, Philosophers and Theologians Poised To Ask: “Why Is There Anything?”

Some of the world’s most renowned scholars, in fields as diverse as astrophysics, philosophy, and religious studies, will convene on the Yale campus October 6-9 to ponder the most fundamental existential question of all: “Why Is There Anything in the … Continue reading

January 13, 2011
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Plasma Jets are Suspect in Solar Mystery

*Scientists take new look at solar corona*  One of the most enduring mysteries in solar physics is why the Sun’s outer atmosphere, or corona, is millions of degrees hotter than its surface. Now scientists believe they have discovered a major … Continue reading