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The Life of a Scientist: Astrobiology in Iceland, Parts III and IV

This is Parts III and IV of my blog about doing astrobiology in Iceland. Read parts I and II. Part III: Field Work: ATP and the search for life in hostile environments Icelandic horses (with the most fabulous 80s hair) in front of the Brenninsteinsalda Rhyolite Mountains. Photo courtesy of … Continue Reading →


Astrobiology in Iceland

The Life of a Scientist: Astrobiology in Iceland, Parts I and II

The Nordic-NASA Astrobiology Summer School “Water, Ice and the Origin of Life in the Universe,” was held July 1-15 in Iceland. The school was organized by Wolf Geppert, the director of the Stockholm University Astrobiology Center, and Karen Meech, the director of the NASA Astrobiology Institute at the University of … Continue Reading →


The Life of a Scientist

The Life of a Scientist: Traveling to ACM 2012, Niigata, Japan

The 2012 Asteroids, Comets, Meteors (ACM) Conference, was held mid-May in Niigata, Japan. The conference brought together approximately 400 scientists from over 30 countries to present observational, experimental, and theoretical results on small bodies (see the group photo below). I presented my experimental work on metal-silicate dust grain analogs and … Continue Reading →


NuSTAR

7 Degrees of NuSTAR…

The NuSTAR (Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array) launched last week, with a mission goal of studying black holes and their jets of energy, as well as other high-energy objects in our universe (supernovae, compact stars after their explosive deaths, and clusters of galaxies). This is done through using a very unique … Continue Reading →


Celebrating Science and Engineering in Washington, DC

Celebrating Science and Engineering in Washington, DC

Please welcome our new guest blogger, Dr. Christina Richey! Over 3,000 booths, 100 stage shows, a book fair, a career fair, and an estimated 100,000 people each day gathered in one building. At times you’d smell something burning, or you’d hear an explosion followed by squeals of pure excitement. Throngs … Continue Reading →


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