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Alex Dalgarno

Alex Dalgarno

April 10, 2015

We are very sad to report that our colleague Alex Dalgarno passed away on April 9. Alex was an extraordinary scientist and teacher, who led for decades the application of atomic and molecular physics to astrophysics. He conceived of ITAMP, the Institute for Atomic and Molecular Physics, and led it for many years. 

Square Kilometer Array (SKA): UK and Italy vie over telescope HQ

Square Kilometer Array (SKA): UK and Italy vie over telescope HQ

April 1, 2015

Physics World: An Italian bid to host the headquarters of the world’s largest radio telescope has been judged superior to a British proposal – yet it has failed to get the green light. Edwin Cartlidge reports:

Physics World: UK and Italy vie over telescope HQ (pdf)