July 2015

Crowdsourcing Open Astrophysics Texts for Everyone

by Guest July 27, 2015

Michael Zingale is a computational astrophysicist who enjoys blowing up stars and working on new algorithms to enable these simulations.  He is an Associate Professor of Physics and Astronomy at Stony Brook University on Long Island, NY. Many of us have written notes for our classes or have searched online for notes written by our […]

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Updates on ADS Interfaces and the Announcement of Bumblebee

by Guest July 20, 2015

Alberto Accomazzi (@aaccomazzi) is the Program Manager of the NASA Astrophysics Data System based at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. The Astrophysics Data System (ADS) is a tool for finding astronomy and planetary science publications. ADS currently has three different interfaces: ADS “Classic” — the one you all know and love, ADS “Labs” or “2.0” […]

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Why should I use Authorea to write my papers?

by Guest July 13, 2015

Matteo Cantiello is a theoretical astrophysicist at the Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics and Authorea’s Chief Scientist. I am aware that a while back a lot of astronomers have tried out writing their research articles on Authorea, a web-based collaborative writing platform. Some were disappointed by the lack of certain advanced LaTeX features (e.g., deluxetables, […]

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Python/3D Visualization: A new book available for students and scientists

by Guest July 8, 2015

Brian Kent is an associate scientist with the National Radio Astronomy Observatory working on pipeline software for VLA and ALMA, and has interests in galaxy surveys, dynamics, and 3D graphics and visualization. A new book published by IOP is now available entitled “3D Scientific Visualization with Blender.” This work is written for a broad scientific […]

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