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Jun
10
2016

By Nicole Darman Category : Learning

Inquisitive By Nature? Check Out This Awesome Lecture Series

Have you ever wanted to hear from expert communicators about some of life’s long standing mysteries? Or are you simply interested in how physics and philosophy intersect? The New York Academy of Science (NYAS) has got you covered with a six part lecture series, The Physics of Everything, that has already begun captivating minds of all ages. This series brings together some of the greatest minds from fields such as science, ethics, education, and philosophy to help understand the reality Read more...

Mar
9
2016

Why Physics Research is Doomed — If We Don't Fix It

Physicists become physicists because they want to solve big problems. Those problems involve the mysteries of time and the universe, as well as curing cancer and creating eco-friendly fuels. “It's like being in an intelligence competition against Nature," one physicist told me. The desire to win that competition pushes physicists into many years of schooling, ending with a position in academia. Physicists expect to do groundbreaking research and publish findings while teaching. But the Read more...

Jan
31
2016

Best Physics Competitions of 2016

Physics isn’t the easiest science to earn recognition for - but you can earn it with physics competitions. Physics competitions have students compete to solve real-world and theoretical physics problems. Winners earn recognition, as well as meeting fellow physicists and potential employers. They can even win cash prizes. Here are the best physics competitions that can aid your career: HIGH SCHOOL COMPETITIONS CREDIT: Kazuhiro Louis Akamatsu, AAPT AAPT High School Physics Photo Read more...

Jan
17
2016

Best Affordable Graduate Physics Programs

For those of you considering a Masters or PhD in physics, here’s how much an Ivy League education will cost you: Columbia University =$35,400/yr [not including fees, room and board, etc.] 6 years ($212,400) California Institute of Technology = $33,300/yr [not including fees, room and board, etc.] 6 years ($199,800) Harvard = $33,000/yr [not including fees, room and board, etc.] 6 years ($198,000) Princeton = $35,300/yr [not including fees, room and board, etc.] 5.2 years Read more...

Jan
12
2016

By Nicole Darman Category : Learning

Hybrid Science: How It Began & Where We’re Headed

As we celebrate successfully orbiting the Sun for another year, many children and teenagers are heading back to school to pursue a good education, and eventually a great career. However, the US Department of Labor believes that 65% of all students will end up in careers that don’t exist yet. This is due to the exploding technical and digital revolutions currently underway, and they show no signs of slowing down any time soon. So how do we prepare these students if we don’t even know Read more...

Jan
5
2016

By Nicole Darman Category : Learning

New Year’s Resolution: Become an Astronaut

The year 2015 had a number of outstanding physics breakthroughs and discoveries in the astronomy front. This has created an influx of interest into space exploration and travel, namely people interested in becoming astronauts for programs like NASA. To kick off the new year, we decided to explore how to fulfill the dream of becoming an astronaut, starting from early childhood right through to the courses and application process. And for those who don’t quite make the cut, we Read more...

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