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Posts From Elizabeth Ruddy

Article: Braving the Cold

Article: Braving the Cold

A genetic adaptation makes certain squirrels and hamsters immune to the cold You step outside of your building, bundled up in four different layers and a marshmallow coat. Buried beneath scarves, hats, and gloves, it’s still not enough to keep

Starry Fuel Tanks: What fuels the starburst phases of galaxies?

Starry Fuel Tanks: What fuels the starburst phases of galaxies?

A long time ago, in galaxies far, far away, stars were churned out at unprecedented rates: over 100 solar masses were produced annually. These luminous, dusty starburst galaxies were 1000 times more common in the very early universe than they

Needle in a HAYSTAC

Needle in a HAYSTAC

The HAYSTAC dark matter detection device probes the universe for radio waves that would confirm the existence of axions, a particle that could account for 80% of the mass in our universe.

Book Review: Black Hole Blues

Book Review: Black Hole Blues

In Black Hole Blues, Janna Levin, eminent astrophysicist, describes the decades-long project to detect gravitational waves and prove Einstein’s theories of general relativity.

It Really Is Just Rocket Science: Undergraduate Profile: Devin Cody (SM ‘17)

It Really Is Just Rocket Science: Undergraduate Profile: Devin Cody (SM ‘17)

Yale Senior Devin Cody stands at the forefront of scientific research, studying radio telescopes at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory, rockets with SpaceX, and quantum computers with the Yale Quantum Institute.