Category Archives: Physics

Vera Rubin observatory named in honour of groundbreaking dark matter scientist

The Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST), a U.S.-run, Chile-based facility, has been re-named the Vera C. Rubin Observatory in honour of the groundbreaking astronomer who provided evidence on the existence of dark matter. It is the first national U.S. observatory named after a female astronomer. The announcement was made Monday at the 235th meeting of the American Astronomical Society but the decision

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The US has a physics teacher shortage, but data suggests the problem is fixable

File photo/Pixabay. A 2016 framework introduced to expose all California high school students to biology, earth and space science, chemistry, and physics is in the process of being implemented — but a recent report in EdSource identifies a problem: There may not be enough qualified physics teachers to go around. It’s a sentiment that’s been echoed by other educators, including

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