Accelerating Universe Infinite Expansion, the Cosmological Constant, and the Beauty of the Cosmos

ISBN-10: 0471399760

ISBN-13: 9780471399766

Edition: 2000

Authors: Mario Livio
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Description: In one of the most startling discoveries of this century, astronomers determined that the universe is flying apart faster than ever. This text explores the implications for mankind and introduces new findings.

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Book details

List price: $17.95
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/25/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 292
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

Mario Livio was born in 1945 in Romania. When he was 5 years old, he immigrated with his grandparents to Israel. He received undergraduate degrees in physics and mathematics from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, a M.Sc. degree in theoretical particle physics at the Weizmann Institute, and a Ph.D. in theoretical astrophysics at Tel-Aviv University. He was a professor of physics at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology from 1981 until 1991. He is a senior astrophysicist at the Hubble Space Telescope Science Institute. He has published over 400 scientific papers. He has also written several books including The Accelerating Universe, The Equation That Couldn't Be Solved, Is God a Mathematician?, and Brilliant Blunders: From Darwin to Einstein - Colossal Mistakes by Great Scientists That Changed Our Understanding of Life and the Universe. The Golden Ratio received the International Pythagoras Prize and the Peano Prize.

Prologue
Beauty and the Beast
Expansion
The Case of the Missing Matter
Flat Is Beautiful
When Inflation Is Good
Creation
The Meaning of Life
A Universe Custom Made for Us?
A Cosmological Aesthetic Principle?
Index
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