Today is Asteroid Day

The dinosaurs became extinct because they didn’t have a space program. -Larry Niven About 65 million years ago a 10 km-wide asteroid hit the Earth. That day the poor dinosaurs roaming our planet witnessed the beginning of the end of their species. The impact generated an explosion that released as much energy as one million … Continue reading “Today is Asteroid Day”

My Space Rock Playlist

Space Rock is a music genre I hold dear. I like to call it Psychedelic Rock immersed in space atmospheres. That’s the kind of feeling I have whenever I listen to Space Rock songs: sounds that make you forget gravity and lift you up – above the clouds, beyond Earth’s atmosphere, into the darkness of … Continue reading “My Space Rock Playlist”

Kip Thorne paid us a visit

Prof. Kip Thorne, who was awarded the 2017 Nobel Prize in Physics, held a lecture on May 23rd 2018 in Schio, a small town near Venice, Italy. Almost 900 people were there. The Professor talked about gravitational waves, how it was possible to discover them, the history of LIGO and the new era of multi-messenger … Continue reading “Kip Thorne paid us a visit”

So you wanna be a Rock ‘n’ Roll Star? Well no, I want a Science Career

A couple of days ago I was listening to Patti Smith’s famous cover of So You Wanna Be a Rock ‘n’ Roll Star by the Byrds and it got me thinking about their recipe for success: So you want to be a rock and roll star? Then listen now to what I say Just get … Continue reading “So you wanna be a Rock ‘n’ Roll Star? Well no, I want a Science Career”