Infinite Cosmos Questions from the Frontiers of Cosmology
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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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All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.
List price: $17.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 4/7/2008
Size: 5.00" wide x 7.75" long x 0.75" tall
Joseph Silk is Savilian Professor of Astronomy in the Department of Physics, University of Oxford.
|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|
|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|