Is There Anybody Out There ?

How many times have we heard the question "are we alone in the Universe" ? Does life exist somewhere else ? Does intelligent life exist ? There's no need to introduce the topic, as countless discussions have been made through the centuries . Still this question remains one of the most (if not the most)... Continue Reading →

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Some Free Codes for Top Research in Astronomy

I am mostly an observer working in the field of high energy astrophysics, doing experiments and performing observations with space and ground based telescopes. However, once in a while I also like very much to use numerical codes to solve complex physical problems that require large computational resources. So I would like to share the... Continue Reading →

Creative Thinking in Science

Scientific discoveries can be divided, very broadly speaking, into four categories: major serendipitous discoveries, major discoveries that happen within a well known theoretical framework, major discoveries achieved by following unconventional ideas and minor incremental discoveries that most commonly are made when following an established agenda. The latter kind of discoveries certainly embrace the largest number... Continue Reading →

Why do astronomers not leave feedbacks on papers ?

Astronomy is a very fast evolving science and astronomers have always been at the forefront when using the latest web technologies. We astronomers use the SAO/NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS), a great bibliographic database that contains an enormous amount of papers published in astronomy, astrophysics and physics in the last century or so. We also... Continue Reading →

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