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Rocky planets

Black hole blasts may transform ‘mini-Neptunes’ into rocky worlds

February 28, 2018

BHI Director, Avi Loeb and Collaborator, John Forbes are featured in the Harvard Gazette highlighting a collaboration with Howard Chen from Northwestern University on research predicting that Neptune-like planets located near the center of the Milky Way were transformed into rocky planets by outbursts generated by the nearby supermassive black hole.

 

February 27, 2018

Link: https://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2018/02...

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The BHI community mourns the loss of Jeffrey McClintock

November 13, 2017

A message from the Director of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, Charles Alcock:

Dear Colleagues:

I am sad to report that our colleague and friend Jeff McClintock passed away on Wednesday, November 8th. He was 75 years old.

Jeff was raised in Port Orchard, WA, where he developed his lifelong passion for astrophysics. He built his first of several telescopes at 11 years old and at 13, made frequent solo visits to learn about astronomy from a local amateur. At 15 years old, his telescope project, “The Art of Making...

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Prof. Peter Galison

The BHI would like to congratulate Peter Galison for winning the American Physical Society's 2018 Abraham Pais Prize for History of Physics.

October 30, 2017

A message from BHI Director, Avi Loeb: 
It gives me great pleasure to report that our BHI colleague, Peter Galison, won the "2018 Abraham Pais Prize for History of Physics" of the American Physical Society. The citation of the award reads: "for outstanding contributions to the history of physics, especially for elucidating the complicated roles of experiment, instrumentation, and theory in the production of scientific knowledge, and for sharing his insights via award-winning scholarship, generous mentoring, and innovative filmmaking."

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