All posts by DrCarpineti

Meet The Overly Powerful Black Hole RX J1532

I’ve been asked a few times about powerful supermassive black holes, and one of my old articles has suddenly become popular again, getting a thousand views in June, so I think we are in a new zeitgeist of black hole interests. So, I’ve prepared a

Thoughts about the March for Science

Yesterday some of us attended the London Science March (I would say about 20 but I’m not really sure as I didn’t get a chance to chat with everyone who I believe was with us). It was an exciting and exhilarating experience, and I’m glad

Atmosphere Detected Around A Small Super-Earth

If we want to discover signs of life on an exoplanet, our best option is to study its atmosphere, which is easier said than done. The exoplanets whose atmospheres have been studied so far don’t seem to have what we would consider ‘life-friendly’ conditions. But

The Ethics of Timetravel

I recently talked about how time travel to the past is unlikely to be possible. That came with the label that we haven’t found a law that tells us that it’s impossible just yet. We have hints, but no certainty. So what if time travel

Back to the Past

Time is a curious dimension. Although we might be still in space, there’s no way for us to be still in time. And while we can explore every direction in space, time has a preferred direction: forward. We are constantly traveling through time, and for

Some personal thoughts on the LGBT STEMinar 2017

Yesterday we had the honour of being part of the second LGBT STEMinar, and it was a triumph. The speakers were all absolutely delightful and incredibly knowledgeable in their field, jumping in and out of technical explanations with talent and humour. I don’t think I’ve