Students access and use real data from NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory to estimate the rotation period of our Sun. Students will use digital tools, make accurate observations and measurements, apply mathematical knowledge, and evaluate their results.
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Occupation: Mathematician and Human Computer
Year born: 1910
Research Areas: Computer Programming
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Research Areas: Relativity, Black Holes, Quantum Theory, Stars, Comets
"Mathematics, physics, chemistry, astronomy, march in one front."
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Year born: 1942
Research Areas: Cosmology, Theoretical Physics
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Research Areas: The Sun, Sunspots, Magnetic Storms
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