Archive for Hubble Parameter

The Death of the Hubble Parameter

Posted in Biographical, The Universe and Stuff with tags on May 23, 2022 by telescoper

It’s been a very busy day so in lieu of a proper post I thought I’d recycle an old joke with a new picture I took on my way to collect some examination scripts earlier today for marking.

I’m sad to have to use the medium of this blog to report the tragic death of the Hubble parameter. It had been declining for some time and, despite appearing to pick up recently, the end was somewhat inevitable. Condolences to the other parameters, especially Ω (who was in a close relationship with H), on this sad loss.

An older version of this joke, posted 11 years ago, can be found here.

The Last Resting Place of the Hubble Parameter?

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on July 22, 2019 by telescoper

Last week was rather busy on the blog, with a run of posts about the Hubble constant (or, more precisely, the  present value of the Hubble parameter) attracting the most traffic. Somehow during all the excitement I allowed myself to be persuaded to write a piece for RTÉ Brainstorm about this issue. My brief is to write a detailed account of the current controversy in language accessible to a lay reader in not more than 800 words. That’s quite a challenge. Better get on with it.

Perhaps after that I’ll be able to lay the Hubble parameter to rest, at least for a while:

The original photograph (and joke) may be found here.

Death of a Cosmological Parameter

Posted in The Universe and Stuff with tags , , , on October 21, 2011 by telescoper

I’m sad to have to use the medium of this blog to report the tragic death of the Hubble parameter. It had been declining for some time and, despite appearing to pick up recently, the end was somewhat inevitable. Condolences to the other parameters, especially Ω (who was in a close relationship with H), on this sad loss.

The original photograph (and joke) may be found here.