May 25, 2011

A completely new experience

Many things happened since my last post here. One of them is that I got a new job. Well, yes, I’m still an astronomer, but after ten years of work as support astronomer in the Users Support Dept., I now […]
April 17, 2011

A wonderful concert by Glauco Venier in Cologne

Music has always been a relevant ingredient in my intellectual life. If I had to summarize it in a few words, I’d say I am not sure what I really am: a failed musician or a failed scientist 😉 As […]
April 16, 2011

Back from the light design conference in Drammen – Norway

Busy days… things have [somewhat unexpectedly] changed in my professional life (I’ll blog about this when I’m settled. I just anticipate I’m still an astronomer ;-)), and this comes at a time where many other things are happening. Our paper […]
February 19, 2011

Early Saturday’s thoughts of a [mature] astronomer

Every year here in Garching there is a workshop organized by the International Max Planck Research School for Astrophysics (IMPRS for short). The purpose is to give the chance to brilliant undergraduate students to participate to the IMPRS programme and […]
December 9, 2010

The aftermath of the Great Debate

After the Great Debate, I had a chat with Pavel Kroupa. Here follow some quotes from one of his emails: “The Event was interesting, but it is clear that rational argumentation will not bring L-CDM followers into thinking otherwise. It […]
November 18, 2010

We do not understand nature, we measure it

The Great Debate is over. In the next days you will be able to see it here. Although I had plenty of urgent things to do, I could not resist to follow the live blog by Marcel Pawlowski and Andreas […]
November 18, 2010

The Great Debate is Now!!

The Kroupa/White Debate on Dark Matter just started! See the live blog here.
November 18, 2010

The Great Debate is Today!

Today is THE day. Marcel Pawlowski just informed me that there will be a live blog, reporting on the White/Kroupa debate in Bonn. You can have a look, for instance, at what they already wrote here. The debate will be […]
November 17, 2010

The Great Debate is tomorrow!

Tomorrow Pavel Kroupa and Simon White will publicly debate on Dark Matter. The Colloquium is going to be held at the University of Bonn, in the context of the Bethe Lectures. As far as I understand from Pavel, it will […]