Issue: Fall 2007
|Southern Skies and Cosmic Questions|
|32|| How big is the observable universe? What is it made of? Why does space repel itself? Eminent theoretical astrophysicist and new Physics Department Head Ed Bertschinger deftly guides us toward the answers to these 'cosmic questions,' when he takes us along an MIT alumni journey to the twin Magellan telescopes in Chile.
BY EDMUND BERTSCHINGER
|Viki Weisskopf: Searching for Simplicity in a Complicated World|
|44|| One of the most respected, and beloved, physicists of the 20th century, MIT's Viki Weisskopf was a figure renowned in his own time. Here, award-winning MIT science historian, physics lecturer, and author David Kaiser delves a bit deeper into the facinating story of this physics legend.
BY DAVID KAISER