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Dialogues on physics, great women who changed science, a virtual reality journey to six exoplanets


By Hamish Johnston

I spend an hour or so every day looking at physics-related websites including several dozen blogs by professional physicists. One of my favourites is Asymptotia by Clifford Johnson, a theoretical physicist at the University of Southern California. Johnson is a talented visual artist and next month he has a new graphic book out called The Dialogues. The above video gives you a taste of what to expect.

Who's who: great women who changed science (Courtesy: Perimeter Institute)

Who’s who: great women who changed science (Courtesy: Perimeter Institute)

Sticking to physics and art, the folks at the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics have produced a wonderful series of posters featuring some of the top female scientists of the past 200 years. Download them,” says the institute. “Print them. Share them. Post them in classrooms, dorm rooms, living rooms, offices, and physics departments. Talk about these women. Share their stories.” Above is a montage of the five posters, can you name all five scientists?


From graphical art to a video that is out of this world. Above is a virtual-reality tour of six real exoplanets – so strap on your virtual-reality headset and enjoy.

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