Category Archives: cosmology

2017 is drawing to a close

Finally, 2017 is drawing to a close. I can’t say that it was one of the better years to look back at. This is why I’m not going to do any “2017 in …”, but just post a few pictures … Continue reading

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Stars, Leaves, and speculations about Dark Matter

“Topmost branches stretched in all directions, arched over the road, merging into a lush green canopy, dappled with yellow, saffron and vermillion. Bright-blue patches of sky peeked through the dome. A kingdom to itself, Danielle thought. Each tree was a … Continue reading

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Talking cosmology at a party

“…I barely know her, but if I were you, I would not mention cosmology.” Jon’s advice was not surprising. Danielle did not mention what she was studying when the likely responses were astonished stares, ill-fitted jokes, and awkward silences before … Continue reading

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Celebrating first anniversary

I am celebrating the first anniversary of Initial Conditions, with a promotion and a giveaway. After ten years of writing and rewriting, I published my first novel, Initial Conditions, in early 2015. I watched it take tiny steps and nervously … Continue reading

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Tales of extreme sensitivity

Water streamed from her hair down her clothes into her shoes, and ran out at the heels. Yet she claimed to be a real Princess. “We’ll soon find that out,” the old Queen thought to herself. Without saying a word … Continue reading

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Unification

“The most cherished goal in physics, as in bad romance novels, is unification. To bring together two things previously understood as different and recognize them as aspects of a single entity – when we can do it – is the … Continue reading

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How the Milky Way Formed

The night was scented and mysterious. The wind was playing an eerie fleshless melody in the reeds of the brook hollow. The sky was dark and starry, and across it the Milky Way flung its shimmering misty ribbons. “There’s four … Continue reading

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