How astronomers can measure and locate our cosmic address. Where is the Milky Way in relation to everything else?Where is the Milky Way in relation to everything else? How much of the Universe has been chartered and how much remains elusive? Mapping the heavens in 4 dimensions is an incredibly difficult task and is known as cosmic cartography (or “cosmography”). With modern methods we are pushing the horizons of the known universe ever further, revealing a cosmic landscape that helps paint a picture of our place in the cosmos.
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Noam Libeskind was born in Detroit Michigan and grew up in Boston, Toronto, Helsinki, Milan, Berlin and Los Angeles. After completing high school he started as a film student at NYTU but dropped out after a year and half. He then completed a Bsc in Theoretical Physics at University College London, followed by a Masters degree in Mathematics at the University of Cambridge and a PhD in Physics from Durham University. His first post doctoral appointment was at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem and he is now faculty in the Cosmology group at the Leibniz Institute of Astrophysics in Potsdam Germany.
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