Ethics policy & image credits

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Publication Ethics

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Image Credits

Discipline Credit and link
Space Physics Dr. Michael S. Vogeley – Princeton University Observatory
Cartography & Photogrammetry Reto Stöckli, NASA Earth Observatory
Geodesy Image Courtesy SRTM Team NASA/JPL/NIMA
Geography NASA GSFC Landsat/LDCM EPO Team
Remote sensing Image created by Reto Stockli with the help of Alan Nelson,
under the leadership of Fritz Hasler
Magnetic materials
Applied mathematics
Logic & Set theory
Numerical methods
History of physics
Quantum gases & Cold atoms Institut für Experimentalphysik, University of Innsbruck, Germany