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The University of Manchester

The University of Manchester

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Manchester Nobel Prize winners The University of Manchester has a rich academic history. We can lay claim to 25 Nobel laureates among our current and former staff and students. Joseph John Thomson 1906 Nobel Prize in Physics JJ Thomson studied electrical discharges in gases. Following the discovery of x-rays and radioactivity his imaginative work inspired many young researchers, including Ernest Rutherford, WL Bragg and CTR Wilson.

125 Great Science Videos: From Astronomy to Physics & Psychology Astronomy & Space Travel A Brief, Wondrous Tour of Earth (From Outer Space) – Video – Recorded from August to October, 2011 at the International Space Station, this HD footage offers a brilliant tour of our planet and stunning views of the aurora borealis.A Universe from Nothing – Video – In 53 minutes, theoretical physicist Lawrence Krauss answers some big enchilada questions, including how the universe came from nothing.A Year of the Moon in 2.5 Minutes – Video – The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter has been orbiting the moon for over a year. The footage gets compressed into 2 slick minutes.A Day on Earth (as Seen From Space) – Video – Astronaut Don Pettit trained his camera on planet Earth, took a photo once every 15 seconds, and then created a brilliant time-lapse film.Atlantis’s Final Landing at Kennedy Space Center – Video – After more than 30 years, the space shuttle era comes to a close. Video runs 30 minutes. Physics

Football Boosts Greater Manchester visitor economy The latest Manchester Monitor – a snapshot of the economic wellbeing of the region – highlights a number of positive trends in terms of Greater Manchester’s visitor economy, against the backdrop of continuing stagnation in the property and jobs market. The analysis of the latest data available in March 2013 brings to the fore the role that football plays in boosting the region’s visitor economy, where a number of key league and cup games at the start of the year have led to hotels recording some of the highest levels of occupancy (between 93% and 99%) on match days, and the best overall January occupancy rates since 2008. Keeping with the visitor economy, Manchester Airport recorded 1.3 million passengers in December 2012, 61,000 up on the same month in 2011. For 2012 as a whole the airport saw over 19 million passengers through its doors, an annual rise of over 800,000.

Cosmos is a fantastic show about ideological conversion more than it’s about science Like Carl Sagan before him, Neil deGrasse Tyson is constructing a cult of personality. Also like Sagan, that personality is not his own. In both its versions, Cosmos has had to serve a number of masters — they’ve both had to educate, to entertain, and to bring in advertising. By far their most defining goal, however, the one that most differentiates them from both the Planet Earths and Bill Nyes of the world, is ideological. Cosmos was, and very thankfully still is, an unabashed attempt to exalt the scientist and to advance the scientific worldview in its entirety, with as few tactful omissions as possible. The series’ educational and awe-inspiring content ultimately serves to illustrate and support the real mission: straight up ideological conversion.

SevenStreets: making the most of Liverpool Sevenstreets: Making the Most of Liverpool Local intelligence. That’s what the world needs now. Astronomers spy most distant Solar System object ever NASA/ESA/G. Bacon/STScI The Kuiper belt lies beyond Neptune. Astronomers have spotted the most distant object ever seen in the Solar System: a frigid world that currently lies 103 times farther from the Sun than Earth does. How Heysel's lost lived saved a sport There has been no spectacle in the history of televised sport as compelling and atrocious as the night of 29 May 1985, when 39 Italians were killed on the terraces of the Heysel stadium, Brussels, in the murderous prelude to a European Cup final. It should have been a balmy evening of festival and triumph between Liverpool and Juventus, who were, respectively, then the toughest and most elegant teams in Europe. Liverpool had won the competition the previous year in Rome against the home side AS Roma and now stood poised to take their fifth European Cup. The Reds had never seemed more imperious. Juventus were perhaps the only side in Europe who could match them. The team of Zbigniew Boniek, Marco Tardelli and Michel Platini was hard-tackling but also one of passion and flair.

Top 10 Best Astrophotographers in the World The sky that we usually see and is considered to be an ordinary thing is in fact full of many wonders and secrets that need to be revealed but how to do this? Discovering more about the secrets that are hidden in the sky is costly and requires spending a long time trying to see the invisible objects and observe the changes that take place in front of your eyes using special equipment. The question is how to record all what you see and the amazing beauty of the invisible objects that can be found in the sky to enjoy watching them whenever you want? It is the role of the astrophotographers who come to dazzle us with the photos that they capture and are considered by many people to be unbelievable because of the stunning beauty that can be found in them. Patience is highly essential for capturing exceptional photographs as you have to keep looking at the sky with your eyes wide open waiting for the right and most exciting moments to capture.

Heysel Stadium disaster The Heysel Stadium Disaster (pronounced: [ˈɦɛizəl]; Dutch: Heizeldrama) occurred on 29 May 1985 when escaping fans were pressed against a wall in the Heysel Stadium in Brussels, Belgium, before the start of the 1985 European Cup Final between Juventus of Italy and Liverpool of England. 39 people—mostly Juventus fans—died[1] and 600 were injured.[2] Approximately 1 hour before the Juventus-Liverpool final was due to kick off, a large group of Liverpool fans breached a fence separating them from a "neutral area" which contained mostly Juventus fans. They ran back on the terraces and away from the threat into a concrete retaining wall. Fans already seated near the wall were crushed; eventually the wall collapsed. Many people climbed over to safety, but many others died or were badly injured. The game was played despite the disaster in order to prevent further violence, with Juventus winning 1-0.[3]

Earth & Space Science Essential Science for Teachers Exploring topics that range from soil to the solar system, Essential Science for Teachers: Earth and Space Science provides participants the opportunity to increase their science content knowledge and develop new understandings of how this content connects to K - 6 classrooms. The Geologic Timeline "Which came first, the chicken or the egg?" is an age-old question. Liverpool and the slave trade Anthony Tibbles Liverpool is often called the 'capital of the slave trade' - I want to examine what this means and to look at the operation of the slave trade. By understanding the detailed operation of the trade we can also see how Liverpool became so important as a slaving port and what it meant for the development of the town and its prosperity. We know a lot about the operation of the trade because a surprising number of documents survive from the period. These include not only account books, but letters to suppliers, letters between owners and captains, captains and owners, owners and agents, indeed a whole wealth of detailed information.

start chapter 0: Introductory Materials[+] 1: Introductory Physics: A Model Approach, Online Edition 2: Copyright and License 3: Dedication: A brief history of Liverpool By Tim Lambert Liverpool began as a tidal pool next to the River Mersey. It was probably called the lifer pol meaning muddy pool. There may have been a hamlet at Liverpool before the town was founded in the 13th century. It is not mentioned in the Domesday Book (1086) but it may have been to small to merit a mention of its own. Supermoon – Super Moon A Supermoon is a full Moon or a new Moon at its closest point to Earth; also called perigee. A Supermoon looks around 12 to 14% bigger than its counterpart, the Micromoon. Perigee and Apogee The Moon's orbit around the Earth is not a perfect circle, but elliptical, with one side closer to the Earth than the other. The point on the Moon's orbit closest to the Earth, is called the perigee and the point farthest away is the apogee. 238,000 Miles on Average