Professor's Perspective

Searching for Diamond Dust in the Milky Way

June 14, 2018

Diamond dust in clouds of gas throughout the Milky Way? It may sound unlikely, but that is the conclusion of a team of scientists who used radio telescopes to explore a peculiar and elusive source of radio emission. And in doing so, they may have solved two different puzzles at once. […]

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The Great Courses Blog

The Great Courses Professors Remember Stephen Hawking

April 2, 2018

On Wednesday, March 14 2018, the world lost physicist, author, and director of research at the Centre for Theoretical Cosmology at the University of Cambridge, Stephen Hawking.

We reached out to a handful of our professors for their thoughts on the man that forever changed our understanding of the physical universe. […]