Infinite Cosmos Questions from the Frontiers of Cosmology

ISBN-10: 019953361X

ISBN-13: 9780199533619

Edition: 2008

Authors: Joseph Silk
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Description: In The Infinite Cosmos Joseph Silk takes the reader on a tour of the universe, past, present, and future, showing how the very latest observations and theories are unlocking clues about its origin and structure: X-ray, radio, and high-energy views of the most distant reaches of the universe. Theories from the frontiers of current research seek to explain its structure from the first moments to the present day, and we are beginning to understand its extraordinary nature and possible fate. This is a story involving the visible and the invisible; subatomic particles and unusual forces; long ages of darkness and spectacular and violent events. It tells of supernovae, dark matter, dark energy, curved spacetime, colliding galaxies, and supermassive black holes. Weaving the ideas of poets and writers as well as scientists into the story, from Kant and Keats to Einstein and Lemaitre, Silk explains our present state of knowledge, and how much more there is to understand about our infinite cosmos.

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List price: $17.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 4/7/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 5.00" wide x 7.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.484
Language: English

Joseph Silk is Savilian Professor of Astronomy in the Department of Physics, University of Oxford.

Introduction
Perspectives
Principles
Our neighbourhood
The universe of galaxies
The invisible cosmos
Supermassive black holes and the birth of galaxies
Clusters and clustering
Space is nearly flat
Dark energy and the runaway universe
The panacea of cold dark matter
Origins
The seeds of structure
Beyond the beginning
Towards the infinite universe
From time to time machines
A brief moment in time
Into the infinite future
And so to God
Where next?
Index
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