UChicago, my alma mater, is doing alright for itself in the spacecraft naming business.
First there was Edwin Hubble (S.B. 1910, Ph.D. 1917).
Then came Arthur Compton (the “MetLab”).
Followed by Subramanya Chandrasekhar (Morton D. Hull Distinguished Service Professor of Theoretical Astrophysics).
And now, Enrico Fermi.
A GLAST-related opportunity: A Summer Science Institute at SLAC on Cosmic Accelerators is scheduled for August 4-15 in anticipation of GLAST science, and the co-directors welcome participation by students, postdocs, and researchers (even those with no background in astrophysics). The registration deadline is July 31. Continue reading ‘SLAC Summer Institute’ »
You all may have heard that GLAST launched on June 11, and the mission is going smoothly. Via Josh Grindlay comes news that Steve Ritz, the GLAST Project Scientist at GSFC, is keeping a weblog dedicated to it at
and intends to post status reports and related information on it.
This week, instead of only filtering AstroStatistics related papers from arxiv, I chose additional arxiv/astro-ph papers related to CHASC folks’ astrophysical projects. Some of papers you see from this week do not have sophisticated statistical analysis but contain data from specific satellites and possibly relevant information related to CHASC projects. Due to the CHACS’ long history (we are celebrating the 10th birthday this year) and my being a newbie to CHASC, I may not pick up all papers related to the projects of current, former, and future CHASC members and dedicated slog readers. For creating a satisfying posting every week, your inputs are welcome to improve my adaptive filter. For the list of this week, click the following.
Continue reading ‘[ArXiv] 1st week, Oct. 2007’ »
GLAST workshop will be held at Science Center (Hall A, located at the 1st floor) of Harvard University. Nice opportunity to learn about GLAST mission and its programs. Free registration and open to everyone. Please, visit
http://glast.gsfc.nasa.gov/workshops/boston/ for registration and further information.