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Nobel Prize goes to Gravitational Waves

On Octo­ber 3, this year’s Nobel Prize in physics was awarded jointly to physi­cists Rainer Weiss, emer­i­tus pro­fes­sor at MIT, Kip S. Thorne and Barry C. Bar­ish, both emer­i­tus pro­fes­sors at Cal­tech "for deci­sive con­tri­bu­tions to the LIGO detec­tor and the obser­va­tion of grav­i­ta­tional waves," as the Nobel Prize Com­mit­tee put it.

Cassini's pioneering mission ends

On Fri­day, Sep­tem­ber 15th, the his­toric Cassini mis­sion, an inter­na­tional endeav­our, led by NASA and ESA, came to an end. The Cassini space­craft plunged into Saturn’s atmos­phere after almost 20 years in space and a 13- year-​long explo­ration of the ringed planet and its surroundings.

Charmonium Physics at LHCb

On 13th of Sep­tem­ber, the LHCb exper­i­ment at CERN pre­sented a mea­sure­ment of the masses of two par­tic­u­lar par­ti­cles with a pre­ci­sion that is unprece­dented at a col­lider like the LHC. Until then, pre­cise stud­ies of these “char­mo­nium” par­ti­cles were only pos­si­ble with purpose-​built exper­i­ments and seemed impos­si­ble to be achieved at a hadron collider.

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Sci­ence­Quest pub­lishes eBooks on a reg­u­lar basis.

Our eBooks are avail­able at Ama­zon® as Ama­zon Kin­dle® edi­tions in Eng­lish and Ger­man.

Each edi­tion is accom­pa­nied by our Blog and the reader will be pro­vided with addi­tional infor­ma­tion and lat­est news for each subject.

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Science­Quest is a sci­ence com­mu­ni­ca­tion project to present chal­leng­ing sci­ence to the layper­son and non-expert.

At the begin­ning of all sci­ence, there is an idea born from our mind dri­ven solely by visions and imag­i­na­tions. Or cit­ing Albert Einstein*:
"Most of the fun­da­men­tal ideas of sci­ence are essen­tially sim­ple, and may, as a rule, be expressed in a lan­guage com­pre­hen­si­ble to everyone."

Most of the fun­da­men­tal ideas of sci­ence are essen­tially sim­ple, and may, as a rule, be expressed in a lan­guage com­pre­hen­si­ble to every­one. - Albert Einstein

This is what sci­ence com­mu­ni­ca­tion is about, explain­ing sci­ence in an easy under­stand­able and fas­ci­nat­ing way, pro­vid­ing you with the con­fi­dence that your imag­i­na­tion and curios­ity are most impor­tant and not your knowl­edge is your limit.

The sci­ence of our times is mostly the result of col­lab­o­ra­tions of many sci­en­tists and a com­bi­na­tion of many sci­en­tific fields. Sci­ence has become a social event.

The pub­lic inter­est in sci­ence is big­ger than ever, as well as the faith that sci­ence could solve some of the most press­ing prob­lems of our times. Com­mu­ni­cat­ing sci­ence to a wide pub­lic audi­ence has become just as impor­tant as the com­mu­ni­ca­tion in the lan­guage of sci­ence between experts only.

Mak­ing sci­ence com­pre­hen­si­ble to every­one often results in reduc­ing the sub­ject to the spec­tac­u­lar facts, which doesn’t live up to the fas­ci­nat­ing details of the under­ly­ing sci­ence. Not least because of the com­plex­ity of mod­ern sci­ence, sci­ence com­mu­ni­ca­tion is not only telling peo­ple about, but also teach­ing peo­ple sci­ence, whereby any sci­en­tific field requires a cer­tain amount of back­ground knowl­edge and basics.

We at Sci­ence­Quest want to pro­vide you with a detailed and working

knowl­edge of dif­fer­ent fields of sci­ence, which might inspire your imag­i­na­tion and moti­vate you to go fur­ther on.

I have no spe­cial tal­ents, I am only pas­sion­ately curi­ous.- Albert Einstein

The Sci­ence­Quest project includes also eBooks appear­ing on a reg­u­lar basis in Eng­lish and Ger­man. All eBooks will be avail­able at a very low and afford­able price. This reflects our phi­los­o­phy that learn­ing should not be a mat­ter of costs and knowl­edge is for everyone.

Sci­ence­Quest is a project by physi­cist and sci­ence jour­nal­ist Bet­tina Roselt and physi­cist Axel Ewers.


*Albert Ein­stein, Leopold Infeld: "The Evo­lu­tion of Physics", 1938, by Cam­bridge Uni­ver­sity Press

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