My #SciComm Tweets
All my #scicomm tweets can be found here.
My first thread about pulsars:
A follow-up thread on how pulsar can die too! I explored what this death means and how it pushes pulsar astronomers towards new science:
More #pulsars! This time we are going to talk abt how pulsars can DIE ☠️! U read that ryt. Like stars, pulsars also have to face the Reaper! How?— Ujjwal Panda 🐼 (@maddestpanda) April 18, 2020
A thread has begun 🧵...#scicomm#AcademicTwitter@OpenAcademics @AcademicChatter pic.twitter.com/yDRC7kYAXM
My thread about this paper by Ilsa Cooke, Divita Gupta, Joseph P. Messinger and Ian R. Sims, about how benzonitrile can be used as a proxy for looking for benzene in the interstellar medium. If you want to know more, read all about it below!
#EverWondered:— Ujjwal Panda 🐼 (@maddestpanda) May 5, 2020
Why do we want to detect benzene in space?
Why is benzene so important to astrochemists?
How do we study reactions, that occur in the cold 🥶 temperatures of space, in the lab?
Well, #WonderNoMore! Time for some science and some #AstroChemFacts! pic.twitter.com/uQGXOZKzEn
My first thread for the #GlobalScienceShow, on how radio telescopes work, is here:
Hi! My name is Ujjwal Panda and I am taking part in the #GlobalScienceShow!— Ujjwal Panda 🐼 (@maddestpanda) May 22, 2020
I'll be discussing how radio telescopes work!! Follow along with the whole show using @GlobalSciShow, and check out Sara Irfan (@biology_bug), who is up next!#ScienceFromHome pic.twitter.com/ajarUaF9fK
I posted another thread for the #GlobalScienceShow, where I talked about interferometry, a.k.a. the art of making images of the radio sky! There is a lot of science, buckets and algorithms! Dive in!
Hey folks! My name is Ujjwal and I am taking part in the amazing #GlobalScienceShow. We are going to be talking about Interferometry, a.k.a. the art that allows us to see the radio sky!— Ujjwal Panda 🐼 (@maddestpanda) June 19, 2020
Follow along with the whole show at @GlobalSciShow and check out @mpoessel who is up next! pic.twitter.com/1EkQc6AMUk
My thread for the #GlobalScienceShow that took place on the 17th of July, where I talked about my work with pulsars!
Hey folx! My name is Ujjwal Panda and I am taking part in the #GlobalScienceShow!— Ujjwal Panda 🐼 (@astrogewgaw) July 17, 2020
Today I will be talking abt my work with PULSARS!
Follow along with the whole show and check out @fahmidajahan69 who is up next!#ScienceFromHome @MinoritySTEM
All of my #AstroChemFacts are here:
#AstroChemFact No. 1: Molecules, molecules everywhere!— Ujjwal Panda 🐼 (@maddestpanda) May 1, 2020
Till date, more than 200 molecules have been identified in space, from molecules as simple as ammonia (NH₃), to as complex as fullerene (C₆₀)! pic.twitter.com/fcnoDcDZ1K
#AstroChemFact No. 2: Have a drink...in space 🍺🥃!— Ujjwal Panda 🐼 (@maddestpanda) May 3, 2020
Ethanol (CH₃CH₂OH) was detected in Sagittarius B2 (left, marked with☝️), a molecular cloud located towards the center of our galaxy (middle, marked with👇), using @TheNRAO's 12 meter radio telescope in 1975. pic.twitter.com/9uUlpRGPlS
#AstroChemFact No. 3: Deadly Carbon Monoxide 💀— Ujjwal Panda 🐼 (@maddestpanda) May 7, 2020
Carbon monoxide (CO) is the most abundant carbon-bearing molecule in the Universe! Detected in the Orion Nebula 👇, along with 8 other sources, in 1970, by Wilson, Jefferts and Penzias. pic.twitter.com/RrNonyOOP5
#AstroChemFact No. 4: Smelly Ammonia!— Ujjwal Panda 🐼 (@maddestpanda) May 11, 2020
Ammonia (NH₃) was discovered in 1968 in IC 342 👇. Known for it's vile smell (think of urinals - uggh, I know 🤢), NH₃ was identified through it's well-known "flip transition". pic.twitter.com/9gP1HfRDeN
#AstroChemFact No. 5:— Ujjwal Panda 🐼 (@maddestpanda) May 12, 2020
H₃⁺, The Ion To Rule Them All!
H₃⁺ was detected in 2 protostars by Geballe and Oka in 1996 and then in the diffuse ISM towards Cygnus OB2 #12 👇 by McCall et al.
Invisible to UV, visible and radio wavelengths, it is only detectable in the infrared. pic.twitter.com/uhV6MPPE86
#AstroChemFact No. 6: The first chemical bond in the Universe?!— Ujjwal Panda 🐼 (@maddestpanda) May 20, 2020
When the Universe was merely 380,000 years old, the FIRST molecular bond 🤯 was formed, when helium got protonated to form the first compound, HeH⁺:
He + H⁺ ⟶ HeH⁺ + hν pic.twitter.com/UGXI7vKGJO
#AstroChemFact No. 7: Crabby 🦀 Argon!— Ujjwal Panda 🐼 (@maddestpanda) May 25, 2020
ArH⁺ was discovered in the Crab 🦀 Nebula in 2013 by Barlow et al., using @ESAHerschel's data.
Only the ³⁶ArH⁺ version was detected in the nebula; the other versions of protonated argon (³⁸ArH⁺ and ⁴⁰ArH⁺) were MISSING! pic.twitter.com/WbIBcaWUP1
#AstroChemFact No. 8: Freeze, OCS!— Ujjwal Panda 🐼 (@maddestpanda) May 26, 2020
OCS was detected in the Sgr B molecular cloud using the 12-m radio telescope that was maintained by @TheNRAO at Kitt Peak 👇 in 1971.
OCS is one of the few molecules detected in the frozen ice that surrounds dust grains in space 🤯! pic.twitter.com/fKXUJ19Hlu