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. Thomson was the son of an antiquarian book dealer in Cheetham Hill, Manchester. Ernest Rutherford 1908 Nobel Prize in Chemistry Ernest Rutherford came from New Zealand to study with JJ Thomson in Cambridge. In the laboratory built at the University by Arthur Schuster, Rutherford created a world centre for experiments in atomic physics. William Lawrence Bragg 1915 Nobel Prize in Physics While still a research student, Lawrence Bragg discovered the law by which the positions of the atoms in crystals could be calculated from the way an x-ray beam is diffracted. Educated in Adelaide and Cambridge, Bragg served in World War I. Niels Bohr 1922 Nobel Prize in Physics Archibald Vivian Hill 1922 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine Arthur Harden James Chadwick
Astro Bob | Celestial happenings you can see from your own backyard SOLAR IMPULSE - Solar Impulse 2 Whereas the prototype uses existing technologies, Solar Impulse HB-SIB requires the development of new materials and new construction methods. Solvay has invented electrolytes that allow the energy density of the batteries to be increased; Bayer MaterialScience is allowing the project to make use of its nanotechnologies; and Décision is using carbon fibers that are lighter in weight than any previously seen. The first wing spar section was delivered to Dübendorf in March 2012. After the official presentation of Solar Impulse 2 to the public on April 9th, the airplane will be rigorously tested during 2014, and the Round-The-World flight will be attempted between March and July 2015.
The Manchizzle BBC Space – Explore the planets, black holes, stars and more Great Lakes Science Center Great Lakes Science Center is funded by the citizens of Cuyahoga County through Cuyahoga Arts and Culture, grants, funds, and corporate and individual gifts. The museum opened in July 1996. The center's exhibits support STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) with exhibits including the BioMedTech Gallery, advanced energy, science phenomena and space. The Science Center is home to the NASA Glenn Visitor Center, one of only 11 such Visitor Centers in the country. Also, Science Center staff conduct daily science demonstrations. Throughout the school year, the Science Center provides STEM education to field trip students each year with programs and exhibits supporting classroom curriculum by meeting Ohio Revised Standards in Science. The Science Center installed a wind turbine in its front yard in summer 2006. NASA Glenn Visitor Center The Skylab 3 Apollo Command Module is on display in the visitor center. OMNIMAX Theater Steamship William G. Great Science Academy
The Beatles Story, Liverpool The Beginning of the Universe and the Limit of Knowledge “Despite its name, the big bang theory is not really a theory of a bang at all. It is really only a theory of the aftermath of a bang.” -Alan Guth So you finally understand it. Image credit: original source unknown. The farther back we go, the closer together everything was, the higher in temperature (and shorter in wavelength) all the radiation was, and — of course — the younger the Universe was. Image credit: Ned Wright (possibly Will Kinney, too), via At some point, it was hot enough that neutral atoms couldn’t even form; as soon as an electron would find an atomic nucleus, a high-enough-energy photon would come along and ionize the atom’s constituents. Image credit: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. But not indefinitely; we can only go back a finite amount of time in the past, and that’s because what we consider “our Universe” didn’t begin from a singularity 13.8 billion years ago, but began when the previous stage — cosmic inflation — came to an end.
learn morse code Museum of Science and Industry | MOSI As bright as a hundred million Suns: The clusters of monster stars that lit up the early universe -- ScienceDaily The first stars in the Universe were born several hundred million years after the Big Bang, ending a period known as the cosmological 'dark ages' -- when atoms of hydrogen and helium had formed, but nothing shone in visible light. Now two Canadian researchers have calculated what these objects were like: they find that the first stars could have clustered together in phenomenally bright groups, with periods when they were as luminous as 100 million Suns. Alexander DeSouza and Shantanu Basu, both of the University of Western Ontario in Canada, publish their results in a paper in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. The two scientists modelled how the luminosity of the stars would have changed as they formed from the gravitational collapse of disks of gas. In a small cluster of even 10 to 20 protostars, the ongoing bursts would mean the cluster would spend large periods with enhanced brightness.
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