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Perfect Theory A Century of Geniuses and the Battle over General Relativity

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ISBN-10: 0547554907

ISBN-13: 9780547554907

Edition: 2014

Authors: Pedro G. Ferreira

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On the eve of the theory’s 100th birthday, here is the first complete biography of Einstein’s theory of general relativity, revealing the personal feuds and ideological battles, the decades of neglect, the resurgence, and now, the deep questioning of a theory that has given us black holes, dark energy, and modern cosmology.
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Book details

List price: $15.95
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Trade & Reference Publishers
Publication date: 2/4/2014
Binding: E-Book 
Pages: 288
Language: English

Pedro G. Ferreira is a Lecturer in Astrophysics at the University of Oxford and a Tutor and Fellow of Oriel College. He studied physics at the Technical University of Lisbon and obtained a doctorate from Imperial College, London in 1995. He has been a researcher at the University of California at Berkeley, at CERN in Geneva and was awarded a Royal Society University Research Fellowship in 2000. He has given seminars and lecture courses at more than fifty institutions and has published over eighty scientific papers, conference proceedings and popular articles. His work focuses on the relic radiation left over from the Big Bang and the physical principles of the beginning of the Universe. He…