Another Star of Science

Samuel Ting being given his star in the San Francisco convent in Santa Cruz de La Pama
Samuel Ting being given his star

Samuel Ting won the Nobel prize for physics for discovering the subatomic J/? particle. He’s been on La Palma for a conference about the  Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer  which is on the International Space Station. ( It’s looking for  antimatter in cosmic rays, to learn more about dark matter and the formation of the Universe.) The Cabildo (the island council) took the chance to include him in their Stars of Science lineup. The idea is to have stars along the sea front promenade, rather like Hollywood Boulevard, but with stars of science rather than film.



After the formal presentation there was a party in the orange tree courtyard. These orange trees were planted on the day the observatory was inaugurated.

The orange tree courtyard of the San Francisco convent, Santa Cruz de La Palma
The orange tree courtyard of the San Francisco convent

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