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A Status Report On The Stargazing & Lecture Series

Looking for ways to get out of finals? Bwog checked to see if finding a new world altogether was possible. Bwogger Victoria Arancio trudged through the snow to see this gravity talk, because she’s that desperate.  Every few weeks, the Columbia Astronomy Department hosts its Stargazing & Lecture series. As a part of their public outreach,  the department […]

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Our Monster Black Hole

Black holes seem fake, but they’re actually real, visible, and somewhat understandable, thanks to scientists, large telescopes, and lots of math. Bwogger Nadra Rahman attended a biweekly “Stargazing and Lecture series” given by graduate student Shuo Zhang last night in Pupin, titled “Our Monster Black Hole.” Nadra lived to tell the tale (and dish some […]

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Proof That the Sun Revolves Around Manhattan

In a combination of astronomy and municipal history, the “Manhattanhenge” phenomena, “discovered” by Columbia’s own Neil DeGrasse Tyson, occurs today and tomorrow (July 11 and 12) at sunset. For more information about the science involved, Scientific American’s blog has some interesting background (and a tool to determine”-henge” moments in other cities), and Wikipedia has a nifty […]

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Because Science Is Never Conclusive!

While we in America celebrate the signing of some yellowed document, physicists around the globe are engaging in a less nationalistic, but equally historic celebration: the elusive Higgs Boson, the “missing piece” in our current understanding of the subatomic world, has been confirmed to five standard deviations of significance. This discovery was made using the […]

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From the Issue: The Elegant Physicist

We continue to respect our heritage/amorous affair with our mother-magazine, The Blue & White by posting each issue of the magazine online. The latest issue, available this week around campus, is a cornucopia of delights: a harrowing (and fictional) account of the muscles that guard the cheeses at Westside , the shockingly sincere history of Barnard’s Greek Games, and a […]

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Through The Looking Glass

Bwog’s senior science correspondent Ricky Raudales explains all the crazy studies and experiments that Columbian scientists do. Last night, he got to check out all the crazy art that Columbia scientists make when he previewed Through the Looking Glass, an artistic celebration of science. Through the Looking Glass will run tonight from 5–7pm in Wien […]

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