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astrophysicist

a stroh fi si sist

  • n  an astronomer who studies the physical properties of celestial bodies

  • Now any modern-day astronomer is also an astrophysicist.
  • Says one astrophysicist: "For some people, black holes seem to be the Bermuda Triangles of space.
  • Meanwhile, Ann Druyan, widow of archskeptical astrophysicist Carl Sagan, has edited Sagan's unpublished lectures on God and his absence into a book, The Varieties of Scientific .
News & Articles

  • Washburn's 'Quake' full of fault lines, funny lines
    Described by critics as "quirky," award-winning playwright Melanie Marnich's "Quake" features a young woman who is on a coast-to-coast quest for "the Big Love" while getting advice from an astrophysicist turned serial killer who murders the men who disappoint her in relationships.
    June 22, 2013 - The Topeka Capital-Journal
  • NEIL DEGRASSE TYSON: Of Course Humans Will Kill Each Other In Space
    Humans have messed up ways...peace is not about location, says the astrophysicist.
    June 21, 2013 - Business Insider via Yahoo! Finance
  • Astronomers Search for Signs of Life in the Skies of Distant Exoplanets (preview)
    Nobody who was there at the time, from the most seasoned astrophysicist to the most inexperienced science reporter, is likely to forget a press co n ference at the American Astronomical Society's winter meeting in San Antonio, Texas, in January 1996. It was there that Geoffrey W. Marcy, an observer then at San Francisco State University, announced that he and his observing partner, R. Paul ...
    June 18, 2013 - Scientific American
Quotes

  • Kathryn Bigelow in Toronto Star
    I just don't look at filmmaking through a gender lens,Bigelow tells the Star. "I wish there were more women (who direct films). But to me, it's like talking about `a woman mathematician' or `a woman astrophysicist.' We don't refer to them...
  • Patrick Moore in guardian.co.uk
    Sir Patrick called May "the world's leading guitarist and a very good astrophysicist".
  • Saul Perlmutter in San Francisco Chronicle
    In that sense, he probably always fell outside what a traditional physicist and a traditional astrophysicist is doing,Perlmutter said. "Now cosmic microwave background radiation has become a huge industry with lots of players, but he was...

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