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November 04, 2005

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m.visaya


rick, is that a limit or a root?

Rob

Question: did he get at all into the question of distinguishing between the existence of dark matter/dark energy and our equation of gravity being wrong?

If you think you're outside your field of expertise, I'm a biochemist (among other things).

cvj

...is that some dark matter passing in front of one of the slides? Hmmm.....

-cvj

skeptic

As for the "smart jokes", after giving the same talk two dozen times you learn to tell your jokes right.

Brewtus

Loved the bit about cosmologists and make-up

citrine

In the '50s a famous female physicist (I think it was Lise Meitner) was scheduled to give a talk at MIT (or was is Caltech?) on Cosmology. The talk was advertised as one on Cosmetology.

Sorry about mussing up the details but I read this somewhere in passing.

Caolionn

Rob: Exactly. A nice overview of possible scenarios to explain the abundance of dark energy.

cvj: Dark matter in human form no less! Me being sneaky with the camera does not make for pretty pictures.

Brewtus: Thanks.

citrine: My favorite was when a dean from Harvard wrote a whole article on the school's advances in astrology, instead of astronomy - for the *whole* article.

Rob

Have you seen the latest info on the SuperNova Legacy Survey (SNLS)" results?
http://pr.caltech.edu/media/Press_Releases/PR12767.html

It appears the cosmological constand is actually a constant, which defeats a lot of theories. They only examined 71 of the distant supernovas, and as more data is evaluated, the uncertainty can be reduced by up to a factor of 3 from the current 10%.

Caolionn

No, Rob, I hadn't seen it. I will read the press release and hope to understand it (or, at least, a part of it). Thanks for the info.

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