• Science as street art in Leiden

    Science as street art in Leiden0

    Have you ever walked through a poetry book? This is what you will experience visiting Leiden. More than a hundred murals with poems compose the literary route, created in 1992 by the Tegenbeeld (Contrast) foundation, in response to traditional urban art centered on pictures. Each piece has been written in the author’s language, including Japanese,

  • The Hunt For Missing Galaxies

    The Hunt For Missing Galaxies0

    With gravitational lensing, researchers could locate population III stars in far galaxies. The Big Bang explains the presence of the two lightest elements in the universe, hydrogen and helium, but the origin of many of the heavier elements that exist today remains unsolved. A promising theory to explain their creation is the formation of population III

  • Nature’s Magnifying Glass: Gravitational Lensing

    Nature’s Magnifying Glass: Gravitational Lensing0

    How gravitational lensing will help us get to understand dark matter and dark energy   “…He whipped a tape measure and a large round magnifying glass from his pocket… I was irresistibly reminded of a pure-blooded well trained foxhound as it dashes backwards and forwards through the covert, whining in its eagerness, until it comes across