Thursday, June 5, 2008

Astrophysics




Astrophysics - the Ultimate Science



Credit: Andrey Kravtsov

A simulated distribution of dark matter in a galaxy cluster formed in the universe with dark energy. The clumps are locations where galaxies form.


In My Opinion! :-)


Frontiers in astrophysics are close to philosophy, only we use exact sciences like mathematics and physics as tools to understand the universe. I'm very happy that Fred Kavli agrees that the questions about how the universe began, will it end, are there parallel universes, unknown matter? etc. are important. Existential questions are often at the heart of astrophysics.

I can warmly recommend this article as a gentle introduction or update if you like...of the forefronts of astrophysics today.




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