You might ask why Professor Fermi is relevant to this blog. The short answer is particle shock acceleration or diffused shock acceleration are terms which often refer to Fermi Acceleration, which describes “the acceleration that charged particles undergo when reflected by a magnetic mirror”. This is thought to be the primary mechanism by which particles gain energy beyond the thermal energy in astrophysical shock waves.
Archives for September 2010
Rec is a 2007 Spanish language horror movie which was remade in 2008 as the English language “Quarantine”. The films are remarkably similar.
Damnation Alley? I haven’t seen this awesomely bad sci-fi movie in a few years. I thought it was about time to suffer though “Damnation Alley” again.