German TV tip: physics at the verge of collapse – science in the dark

A short TV-tip for our German readers: on April 17 (today) at 18:30 on 3sat there will be a "nano spezial" about fundamental problems of physics and cosmology, dark matter and dark energy. It is titled "Physik vor dem Kollaps – Die Wissenschaft steht im Dunkeln". It includes an interview with Pavel Kroupa.

For those without TV: the programme can already be found online in the 3sat Mediathek and will be available for the next seven days.

Author: Marcel S. Pawlowski

I am a postdoc at the Department for Astronomy of Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, OH (soon Hubble Fellow at UC Irvine). My work revolves around tidal dwarf galaxies – second-generation galaxies forming from the debris of galaxy collisions – and their use for testing models explaining the dark matter phenomenon. During my PhD studies in Bonn (in Pavel's group) my research concentrated on the phase-space distribution of the Milky Way's satellites (dwarf galaxies, globular clusters and tidal streams), their possible formation scenarios (in particular tidal dwarf galaxies) and tests of cosmological models on (cosmologically) small scales. My research interests are complemented by my interest in the philosophy of science and in science outreach. You can follow me on Twitter (@8minutesold) or find out more about me and my photography on my websites (http://marcelpawlowski.com & http://8minutesold.com).

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