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2012-10-04 14:44:37

The winners of a contest that encourages scientists and students across the globe to explore fundamental, big questions in astronomy and cosmology will present their proposals and essays in a joint conference Oct. 12-13 at the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia. The New Frontiers in Astronomy & Cosmology International Grant and Essay Competition, led by Donald G. York, the Horace B. Horton Professor in Astronomy & Astrophysics at the University of Chicago, will award more than $4...

2009-03-16 23:44:51

French physicist Bernard d'Espagnat has won the $1.4 million Templeton Prize for his theory of alternative realities. The John Templeton Foundation said the award honors a living person who has made an exceptional contribution affirming life's spiritual dimension, whether through insight, discovery, or practical works. D'Espagnat, 87, is a theoretical physicist and philosopher of science at the University of Paris-Orsay, the Christian Science Monitor reported Monday. The John Templeton...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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