Tuesday, August 26, 2008

GLAST renamed for Fermi: first results

Audio (since 2 p.m. EDT = 8 p.m. Prague Summer Time; RealPlayer needed)
A web page of the press conference
GLAST home page
GLAST prelude (MP3; explanation here)
Just two months or so after GLAST was launched, we will be told about the first results. They will also announce the new name of GLAST: it's Fermi.

The first result is that the gadget seems to be working very well and the luminosity is amazingly promising. Give us ten years, they say. There's a message for all Horgans, Woits, Smolins, and similar stuff from Dawkins: science is interesting and if you don't agree, continue with this video (context). ;-)

Via Tommaso Dorigo.

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