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Day two of the New Frontiers wrap-up conference. This is a slow liveblog with more cosmology and life in the universe. Yesterday’s summary is here A couple of years ago, the Templeton Foundation funded the New Frontiers program to pose “Big Questions” in some areas of science. This is a slow liveblog – part II…

A couple of years ago, the Templeton Foundation funded the New Frontiers program to pose “Big Questions” in some areas of science. This is a slow liveblog – part II will be tomorrow with more cosmology and life in the universe Seed funding was provided to 20 investigators and small groups to start exploratory research,…

Planck Result Perspective

Simon White Director of Max Planck Institut für Astrophysik giving today’s Physics Colloquium at ACP on the Planck Results Likely to be interesting, hence the semi-liveblog. Starts with description of the collaboration and historical perspective; Penzias and Wilson, COBE and WMAP Cute ESA video showing Planck science Even better ESA video explaining stuff Very good…

The New Frontiers in Astronomy and Cosmology program included 21 awards for essays by high school and university students on the Big Questions. The winners are: Student Essay Competition College Essay Winners First Prize Yong Wei Chong Gabrielle, Wellesley College, “A Letter to My Dearest Newborn Baby Brother” Second Prizes Karl Haislmaier, George Mason University,…

New Frontiers in Astronomy

The New Frontiers in Astronomy and Cosmology program has announced its Award winners! The $4+ million in awards went to 20 scientists studying Big Questions on fundamental issues and 21 high school and university student essay prize winners. The awards will be presented at a conference at the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia next week. The…

Andrew Lange RIP

Andrew Lange RIP.