Search Results for Imperialtag:www.andrewjaffe.net,2021:/MT5//feed/Imperial2021-09-21T14:20:25ZMovable Type 5.2.617117More events: me and my friendstag:www.andrewjaffe.net,2014:/blog//1.5702014-06-04T10:00:30Z2014-08-23T05:31:22ZAndrewhttp://www.andrewjaffe.net/blog
A quick heads-up on some recent and upcoming events: A couple of weeks ago, I delivered my long-delayed (if not actually long-awaited) inaugural lecture, “The Random Universe”. A video is currently available through Imperial College’s media library so you can...
The Sensual Universe: Touchtag:www.andrewjaffe.net,2012:/blog//1.5312012-04-11T21:30:34Z2012-08-09T15:15:46ZAndrewhttp://www.andrewjaffe.net/blog
Imperial Astrophysics is sponsoring a new series of public lectures, “The Sensual Universe: Astrophysics for the Five Senses”. The first will concentrate on touch: The Impact of Sex In Space, presented by Dr Saralyn Mark (and unlike most of us...
ICICtag:www.andrewjaffe.net,2012:/blog//1.5282012-03-25T10:54:50Z2012-06-28T05:05:07ZAndrewhttp://www.andrewjaffe.net/blog
Among the many other things I haven’t had time to blog about, this term we opened the new Imperial Centre for Inference and Cosmology, the culmination of several years of expansion in the Imperial Astrophysics group. In mid-March we had...
Good Cause #1: Imperial Students Power the Developing Worldtag:www.andrewjaffe.net,2010:/blog//1.4812010-11-08T22:04:36Z2012-06-30T19:51:02ZAndrewhttp://www.andrewjaffe.net/blog
I try not to ask too much of my readers, but this post and the next are about a couple of worthwhile causes I’ve come across of late. The first project is the BBC World Challenge competition, supporting “social entrepreneurs”,...
Anonymous Commentstag:www.andrewjaffe.net,2010:/blog//1.4642010-06-29T20:14:00Z2012-06-30T16:40:11ZAndrewhttp://www.andrewjaffe.net/blog
We get most of the official feedback on our teaching through a mechanism called SOLE — Student On-Line Evaluations — which asks a bunch of questions on the typical “Very Poor” … “Very Good” scale. I’ve written about my results...
Training Scientists: What's the Point?tag:www.andrewjaffe.net,2010:/blog//1.4632010-06-28T22:29:37Z2012-11-06T00:14:49ZAndrewhttp://www.andrewjaffe.net/blog
My colleagues and I spend what is probably an inordinate amount of time complaining about the occasional lapses of the basic skills of our students, their inability to take notes, their obsession with marks and what’s going to be on...
O SOLE Miotag:www.andrewjaffe.net,2010:/blog//1.4562010-04-16T08:53:30Z2012-05-23T07:50:45ZAndrewhttp://www.andrewjaffe.net/blog
I just received the SOLE (Student On-Line Evaluation) results for my cosmology course. Overall, I was pleased: averaging between “good” and “very good” for “the structure and organisation of the lectures”, “the approachability of” and “the interest and enthusiasm generated...
Teaching Cosmologytag:www.andrewjaffe.net,2010:/blog//1.4532010-03-28T22:05:50Z2012-07-23T03:56:28ZAndrewhttp://www.andrewjaffe.net/blog
I’ve just finished teaching my eleven-week winter-term Cosmology course at Imperial. Like all lecturing, it was exhilerating, and exhausting. And like usual, I am somewhat embarrassed to say that I think I understand the subject better than when I started...
Big Questions: Spaceflighttag:www.andrewjaffe.net,2009:/blog//1.4332009-11-09T21:29:12Z2009-11-09T21:54:46ZAndrewhttp://www.andrewjaffe.net/blog
In one of my earliest memories, I’m about four years old, at nursery school, sitting on the floor looking up at what must have been a small black and white television sitting on a table. The teachers were all terribly...
On the Dark Side?tag:www.andrewjaffe.net,2009:/blog//1.4182009-08-01T20:36:24Z2009-08-01T20:54:53ZAndrewhttp://www.andrewjaffe.net/blog
A few weeks ago, I took part in a “Big Questions” debate with Subir Sarkar, a colleague from Oxford, on Dark Energy and the Fate of the Universe. For those of you who couldn’t attend, a related podcast is available,...
<![CDATA[Big Questions — The Fate of the Universe]]>tag:www.andrewjaffe.net,2009:/blog//1.4152009-07-09T15:41:57Z2012-09-27T07:33:16ZAndrewhttp://www.andrewjaffe.net/blog
As part of Imperial College Astrophysics’ ongoing series “The Big Questions”, I’ll be in discussion with Subir Sarkar of Oxford here at Imperial on Tuesday, 21 July 2009. We’ll be debating the fate of the Universe, and, more specifically, the...
Poetry and Spacetag:www.andrewjaffe.net,2008:/blog//1.3782008-11-12T16:39:12Z2017-05-23T15:28:30ZAndrewhttp://www.andrewjaffe.net/blog
I'll be introducing this event tomorrow. Come on over for an evening of scientific poetry... HTML.spacepoetry { PADDING-RIGHT: 0px; PADDING-LEFT: 0px; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0px; MARGIN: 0px; PADDING-TOP: 0px } BODY.spacepoetry { PADDING-RIGHT: 0px; PADDING-LEFT: 0px; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0px; MARGIN: 0px; PADDING-TOP: 0px...
More PhD goodnesstag:www.andrewjaffe.net,2007:/blog//1.3312007-12-02T11:27:14Z2007-12-02T11:27:14ZAndrewhttp://www.andrewjaffe.net/blog
Congratulations to Joe Zuntz, recipient of Imperial Astrophysics’ latest Doctorate for successfully defending his entertainingly-titled Ph.D. Thesis, “Cosmic Microwave Background Power Spectrum Estimation and Prediction with Curious Methods and Theories”. Joe had been my student since 2004, working on topics...
MRRtag:www.andrewjaffe.net,2007:/blog//1.2972007-07-14T21:24:06Z2012-09-15T00:32:07ZAndrewhttp://www.andrewjaffe.net/blog
Congratulations to Professor Michael Rowan-Robinson, former head of our Astrophysics Group at Imperial and president of the Royal Astronomical Society. This week, Imperial hosted a meeting in Michael’s honor on the occasion of his 65th birthday, From IRAS to Herschel/Planck:...
Hard Rock in the Solar Systemtag:www.andrewjaffe.net,2007:/blog//1.2942007-07-01T17:17:21Z2012-09-05T08:18:42ZAndrewhttp://www.andrewjaffe.net/blog
The Zodiacal Light is a fuzzy glow visible in the morning and evening sky, stretching along the line along which the constellations of the zodiac appear — the ecliptic that we now know to be the plane made up of...
Nature Network London, still-Outstanding Questions, and new Satellitestag:www.andrewjaffe.net,2007:/blog//1.2742007-03-29T11:11:51Z2011-11-12T09:12:44ZAndrewhttp://www.andrewjaffe.net/blog
Yesterday evening I attended the launch party for Nature Network London, a new site run by Nature magazine, which hopes to be a web home for science and scientists in London. There are articles, blogs, discussion forums and calendars of...
Outstanding questions for the standard cosmological modeltag:www.andrewjaffe.net,2007:/blog//1.2732007-03-26T22:34:12Z2012-09-30T17:46:28ZAndrewhttp://www.andrewjaffe.net/blog
This week is the big “Outstanding questions for the standard cosmological model” meeting here at Imperial. I am too busy finishing up my topology talk to blog about it (and recovering from running 13.1 miles yesterday), but luckily Tommaso Dorigo...