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    Programs Astronomy PhD in Europe

    Hello all- I'm currently wrapping up a Physics M.S. in astrophysics at a well-known university in the USA for this field, and for a few reasons I want to get my Astronomy PhD in Europe, focusing on experiment (I know I want to transfer from here because the research opportunities don't...
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    Admissions Advice for applying to REUs

    Hello everyone, I was wondering if anyone here had any experience or advice for applying to REUs. I'm currently a sophomore with some research under my belt so I'm probably going to give it a shot this year. :smile: Does anyone have any advice about getting in or know anything about specific...
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    So Long So Long So Long So Long

    [URL [Broken] And Thanks For All the Fish![/url] (for those who love Hitchhiker's, of course) :tongue2:
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    Stargazing Solar Eclipse

    I'd just like to express my immense frustration at the fact that I am no more than a hundred miles away from a location where the partial solar eclipse can be viewed today. My family, on the other hand, can see the eclipse from our house and have stolen my solar specs and plan to call me while...
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    Find Integer Solutions Problem

    Hey everyone, I came accross this problem recently and I'm trying to find an answer for it to satisfy my curiousity (that and it's easy to understand but hard to actually solve, so tantalizing!). Can anyone give me a nudge in the right direction? Find all ordered paris that are integer...
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    Bill Nye's Back

    Bill Nye's Back!!! Hey everyone guess what guess what guess what?!? Bill Nye's coming back to TV with a new show! :biggrin: :biggrin: :biggrin: *Andromeda squeals, runs off to find someone else to tell*
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    Officially a Physics Major

    Well guys I took a look at the department website and I am now officially listed as a physics major for the class of 2008! There are twelve of us and I am one of the two females, but that'll probably double by next year. So just wondering, are there any secret handshakes and passwords I should...
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    Astronomy Comic

    A bit of lighter fare then usual but this seemed like the right place to put it. My roomie just sent me this following comic. I thought it was pretty good myself and thought some other astro nerds would agree! :biggrin: [Broken]
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    Calculator Woes

    Anyone know enough about TI-83s to help me out? For some reason whenever I try to graph a polar equation on mine it gives me what the graph should look like for radians when degrees is the mode of choice and vice versa. For example, if I were to graph sin(theta) I get a nice pretty circle when...
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    Send Your Name to Pluto!

    Ever had a burning desire to send your name to Pluto? Well now you can, thanks to the latest PR idea at NASA- [Broken] The idea is similar to the one where you could send your name on the Martian Rovers/ on Deep Impact if anyone...
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    Force on Current Carrying Wire

    For the life of me I can't seem to get the right answer for this problem! A horizontal power line carries a current of 5000A from south to north. Earth's magnetic field (60.0 microT) is directed toward the north and inclined downward at 70.0 degrees to the horizontal. Find the (a) magnitude...
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    Favorite Poems

    So what is everyone's favorite poem? Come on, you know you have one... I'll go first. :shy: After All by Henry Lawson The brooding ghosts of Australian night have gone from the bush and town; My spirit revives in the morning breeze, though it died when the sun went down; The river...
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    Right vs. Left Handed Molecules

    Yesterday in my chemistry class we were discussing right vs. left handed organic molecules and such and it got me wondering. First off, is there any way to make a right handed molecule left handed? Second, just how much would such a process cost? Thanks.
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    News Stalin Monuments

    Good God, can people really forget twenty million deaths so quickly? Russians, what's wrong with you?!? [Broken] :mad: :mad: :mad:
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    Math in E&M

    Hey everyone, This term I'm enrolled in E&M which is a subject I've never formally learned anything in but I've loved for years and gained a lot of practical knowledge in (I'm a Ham radio junkie). Now I'm one week into the course and I really like it but there's one problem that needs to be...
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    It's A Wonderful Life

    You know you need to go back to school when you start actually thinking in detail about stuff like this. But they won't let me back for another few weeks, so... Two nights ago I saw It's A Wonderful Life for the first time. And throughout the movie I couldn't help but notice that it really...
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    Consensus: Streak in Image an Insect

    Hey everyone, APOD just announced today that the consensus regarding the strange streak in the Australian picture that people claimed was a meteorite is likely just an insect after all. Here's a more detailed explanation-
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    Ham Radio anyone?

    Hello, I was just wondering if anyone around here is a Ham/ interested in amateur radio at all. I got my ticket two years ago when I was sixteen but don't operate much lately due to college and the horrible reception you get in the average dorm. KB3HTS
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    Rime of the Physics Student

    Hello everyone, I wasn't quite sure which forum to fit this under so if it's the wrong one please forgive me. I recently wrote the following for my campus's humor magazine but I have a feeling like other people here will enjoy it as well. :smile: For the record, P121 is the physics course on...