• Notes on Radio Astronomy

    I’m slowly adding a new section to the site which works through the fundamentals of radio astronomy at a mostly undergraduate/graduate level, starting with diffraction! Hopefully folks will find it useful. You can find the link in the toolbar.

  • The Cosmic Multi-Messenger

    On August 17th, 2017 the LIGO/Virgo network of gravitational wave interferometers detected a subtle ripple in spacetime, as two neutron stars collided. Observations across the electromagnetic spectrum captured light from this event for the first time, heralding in the era of multi-messenger astronomy. Read more about this event at kilonova.org....

  • Artificial Intelligence

    The field of Artificial Intelligence is rapidly expanding. From self-driving cars to video games, artificial intelligence plays a role in many aspects of society today. In this SITN special edition blog series, we explore the technologies and tools that take advantage of AI.

  • Fast Radio Bursts and their Host Galaxies

    Our new paper explores how robustly FRBs can be associated with their hosts. You can find it on the arXiv.

  • Scientists observe light from antimatter for the first time

    Physicists at CERN have observed the light emitted from antimatter for the first time, bringing us one step closer to unraveling one of the longest-standing problems in physics today – why is it that regular matter is so much more abundant than antimatter in the Universe? Read more about it...

  • New method successfully recovers lost short-term memories

    For decades now, scientists have believed that working memory, a form of short term memory, can be accessed only through the sustained firing of neurons. Until recently, the scientific consensus has been that once our brain is no longer actively maintaining these memories, the information is irretrievably lost. A new...

  • Quantum Data Locking, A Faster Way to Securely Send Data

    Claude Shannon’s information theory has long posited that an encrypted message is completely secure given that the decryption key is randomly generated, at least as long as the message itself, and discarded after only a single use. Quantum data locking is a new method of transferring encrypted data via quantum...

  • New Experiment Chases the Elusive Magnetic Monopole

    In 1931, physicist Paul Dirac showed that our theories of electromagnetism allow for the existence of a solitary magnetic charge. A new experiment at the Large Hadron Collider seeks to detect the long theorized magnetic monopole. Read more about it at the Harvard Science in the News Blog.