Rendering of Parker Solar Probe. Credits: Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory
NASA has named its latest mission, the Parker Solar Probe, after UChicago physicist Eugene Parker, the S. Chandrasekhar Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus in Physics.
According to the NASA website, the probe is “about the size of a small car and will travel directly into the Sun’s atmosphere about 4 million miles from the star’s surface. The primary science goals for the mission are to trace how energy and heat move through the solar corona and to explore what accelerates the solar wind as well as solar energetic particles. The mission will revolutionize our understanding of the Sun, where changing conditions can spread out into the solar system, affecting Earth and other worlds.”
Read one of Parker’s books or articles to learn more about his work. Learn more about Parker and listen to him discuss his research on solar wind on the UChicago News site.
And on a related note, a large addition to the papers of Nobel laureate Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar are now available for research in the Special Collections Research Center.
A digitized page from Fermi’s Notebook D14,”Numerical Calculations,” from November 12, 1943, to May 27, 1944. (Fermi, Enrico. Collection, [Box 42, Folder 3], Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library.)
In addition to the activities that have taken place on campus to observe the 75th anniversary of first nuclear reaction
, the Library holds many complementary resources. Visit the Enrico Fermi and the Nuclear Chain Reaction
library guide for more information, including links to digitized materials.
Read more about Enrico Fermi and the first nuclear chain reaction:
Enrico Fermi, Physicist (1970) by Emilio Segrè.
The Pope of Physics : Enrico Fermi and the Birth of the Atomic Age (2016) by Gino Segrè and Bettina Hoerlin
In this 30-minute webinar, NCBI staff will discuss author disambiguation and the advantages of using an ORCID ID–a free, unique identifier that will remain constant, even if your name changes. Also learn how to find your citations in PubMed, create a bibliography, and share your publication list with others.
Date & time: Wednesday, October 4, 2017 11:00 PM – 11:30 PM CDT
After the live presentation, the webinar will be uploaded to the NCBI YouTube channel. Learn about future NCBI webinars on the Webinars and Courses page.
To celebrate the conclusion of the Cassini spacecraft’s mission to Saturn, IOP Publishing is making its ebook on the topic, The Ringed Planet: Cassini’s Voyage of Discovery at Saturn, free now through Oct. 15, 2017.
Download your free copy here!
Saturn and its rings; image taken by Cassini. Image Credit: NASA/JPL/SSI.
This week three College students were awarded prizes for their submissions to the Kathleen A. Zar GIS & Story Maps Prize. The Prize acknowledges the ability of a University of Chicago College student to utilize GIS and spatial thinking to develop a digital narrative using Esri’s Story Maps applications.
“Let Our Impact Grow from More to More,” by Juliet Eldred
“Mapping Tennessee’s Railroad Past,” by Yidan Julie Wu
“DioDio,” by Elle Hill
For questions about the prize, selection process, or GIS in the library, contact Resident Librarian for GIS Taylor Hixson (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Some study carrels have been relocated from the upper floors of the Crerar Library to the first floor to provide additional study space.