Monthly Archives: December 2022

What is an Institute of Advanced Study for?

Christiaan De Beukelaer University of Melbourne & Durham University On Friday the 18th of November 2022, I attended a seminar on the research legacies of Ash Amin, at the University of Durham. Amin, who recently retired from the University of … Continue reading

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Bird Conservation in Europe

Climate warming is one of the biggest challenges of this century, leading to an unprecedented shift in the dominant conservation paradigm of protecting ecosystems. Conservation measures typically lack climate-related assessments, because they have been historically established to fight against anthropogenic … Continue reading

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On careers – in music and academia

Simon Frith Visiting professor, TIAS Emeritus Professor of Music at University of Edinburgh   When an old cricketer leaves the crease Well you never know whether he’s gone. (Roy Harper 1975) Martin Cloonan sent me a link this morning to … Continue reading

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Etähavaintoja NOT-teleskoopilla

Kuluneen syksyn aikana olin järjestelyvastuussa kansallisesta tähtitieteen kurssista, jossa opiskelijat käyttävät etänä yhteispohjoismaista NOT (Nordic Optical Telescope) teleskooppia. NOT on 2.56 metrin pääpeilillä varustettu, optiikalta ja muilta ominaisuuksiltaan erinomainen teleskooppi, jota lukuisat kansainväliset tutkimusryhmät käyttävät korkeatasoiseen tähtitieteen tutkimukseen. Kyseinen teleskooppi … Continue reading

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