Written by Kat Jivkova. Both the Istanbul and Uraniborg observatories were pioneers in the fields of astronomy and alchemy. Despite the cultural schism between them, comparative study can elucidate significant advances in astronomic practice in the sixteenth century.
Written by Kat Jivkova. Peter Higgs, the physicist responsible for the discovery of the Higgs boson, is celebrated in a plaque at his former Edinburgh residence. Now an Emeritus Professor at the University of Edinburgh, Higgs’ exceptional advancements in the field saw him awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2013.