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Kirshner, Robert P. 1949-

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Works: 38 works in 104 publications in 6 languages and 2,319 library holdings
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Roles: Author, Author of introduction
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The extravagant universe : exploding stars, dark energy, and the accelerating cosmos by Robert P Kirshner( Book )

35 editions published between 2002 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 1,273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the world's leading astronomers, Robert Kirshner, takes readers inside a lively research team on the quest that led them to an extraordinary cosmological discovery: the expansion of the universe is accelerating under the influence of a dark energy that makes space itself expand. In addition to sharing the story of this exciting discovery, Kirshner also brings the science up-to-date in a new epilogue. He explains how the idea of an accelerating universe -- once a daring interpretation of sketchy data -- is now the standard assumption in cosmology today. This measurement of dark energy -- a quality of space itself that causes cosmic acceleration -- points to a gaping hole in our understanding of fundamental physics. In 1917, Einstein proposed the "cosmological constant" to explain a static universe. When observations proved that the universe was expanding, he cast this early form of dark energy aside. But recent observations described first-hand in this book show that the cosmological constant -- or something just like it -- dominates the universe's mass and energy budget and determines its fate and shape. Warned by Einstein's blunder, and contradicted by the initial results of a competing research team, Kirshner and his colleagues were reluctant to accept their own result. But, convinced by evidence built on their hard-earned understanding of exploding stars, they announced their conclusion that the universe is accelerating in February 1998. Other lines of inquiry and parallel supernova research now support a new synthesis of a cosmos dominated by dark energy but also containing several forms of dark matter. We live in an extravagant universe with a surprising number of essential ingredients: the real universe we measure is not the simplest one we could imagine. This book invites any reader to share in the excitement of a remarkable adventure of discovery. - Publisher
An emission-line survey of the Milky Way by Robert A. R Parker( Book )

7 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Semi-annual status report : August 1988-February 1989 by Robert P Kirshner( )

3 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Breaking the Wall of Cosmic Acceleration : How Supernova Explosions Trace the History of the Universe( Visual )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The universe is stranger than we imagined: it is 1/4 dark matter that we do not understand and 2/3 dark energy about which we know even less. Robert Kirshner, a world-leading astronomer mentored a generation of successful cosmologists of the Nobel-winning "High-Z Supernova Search Team" that helped revolutionize our knowledge about the expansion of the universe. By observing exploding supernovae halfway across the universe and up to 9 billion years back in time, Kirshner and his team showed that the universe is accelerating as it expands. Cosmologists attribute this to a pervasive "dark energy"--Possibly the same thing as Einstein's Cosmological Constant from 1917, which he later regarded as a great blunder. Robert Kirshner, the author of "The Extravagant Universe-Exploding Stars, Dark Energy, and the Accelerating Cosmos," will show the evidence for cosmic acceleration, outline what we know and don't know about dark energy, and suggest some ways to find out more about this deep cosmic mystery. Kirshner is positive about this goal: "We're not smarter than Einstein or Hubble, but we have much better data!
The realm of the nebulae by Edwin Hubble( Book )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In less than a century, the accepted picture of the universe transformed from a stagnant place, composed entirely of our own Milky Way galaxy, to a realm inhabited by billions of individual galaxies, hurtling away from one another. We must thank, in part, Edwin P. Hubble, one of the greatest observational astronomers of the 20th century. In 1936, Hubble described his principal observations and conclusions in The Realm of the Nebulae, which quickly became a classic work. Two new introductory pieces, by Robert P. Kirshner and Sean M. Carroll, explain advances since Hubble's time and his work's foundational importance. --! From back cover
Cosmic questions : astronomy from quark to quasar by Robert P Kirshner( Recording )

4 editions published between 1991 and 1996 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Professor Kirshner covers a number of important astronomical topics in eight lectures. A sample of the concepts covered: The Big Bang, binary stars, black holes, collapsed stars, the Doppler effect, globular cluster, helium synthesis, the Hubble constant, Neutrino, nuclear cooking, standard candle, value of omega, weak force, and WIMPS
Cosmic menagerie : a visual journey through the universe by Mark A Garlick( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in French and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La 4ème de couv. indique : "Partez pour un voyage passionnant à la découverte de l'Univers, de notre système solaire jusqu'aux profondeurs de l'espace. Laissez-vous guider par l'expert en astrophysique Mark A. Garlick et explorez nébuleuses, galaxies, quasars et trous noirs. Chaque phénomène cosmique est expliqué en détail et illustré par une image spectaculaire, faisant de cet ouvrage un indispensable pour tous les amoureux de l'astronomie."
Invited Papers Vol. 12 by Louis Leprince-Ringuet( )

1 edition published in 1969 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Proceedings of the 17th International Cosmic Ray Conference held in Paris, July 15 to 25, 1981, appear in two sets. The Regular Volumes, 1 to 8, contain contributed papers received at the Secretariat by April 1st, 1981. They were issued at the opening of the Conference. The Late Volumes, 9 to 14, contain contributed papers received after that date, Invited and Rapporteur Talks, and the General Index. The assiduous reader will notice several changes with respect to the well-established traditions of the Conference. 1/ Following a recommendation of the Commission an Cosmic Rays of IUPAP, and although an increase in the total number of papers submitted was noticed as compared to the 16th ICRC (Kyoto, 1979), the total number of pages has been significantly reduced, thanks to introduction of three new rules for publication. (i) None of the first "Preliminary" Abstracts was published. These abstracts had to be confirmed, either by a new "Confirming Abstract" or by a Full Paper. The Confirming Abstracts are included in the Proceedings. (ii) The sum of the "fractional" contributions of each author should not exceed 3 papers, and each author should not appear in more than 10 papers. (iii) The maximum number of pages per paper was reduced from 6 to 4. The Organizing Committee thanks all authors who have, in their vast majority, very efficiently cooperated by kindly complying with these new rules. The papers we selected an the basis of the Preliminary Abstracts
Spectrophotometry of supernovae and their remnants by Robert P Kirshner( Book )

4 editions published between 1975 and 1976 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William H. Press correspondence on the accelerating universe theory by William H Press( )

in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Correspondence between William H. Press, Adam Riess and Bob Kirshner related to the discovery of the accelerating universe
Elementos de la tierra by Robert P Kirshner( )

1 edition published in 1994 in Spanish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Taking the measure of the universe : a multimedia presentation by Robert P Kirshner( Visual )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Miscellaneous astronomy videos( Visual )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The Hubble cosmos : 25 years of new vistas in space by David H DeVorkin( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"To celebrate NASA's Hubble Space Telescope and its 25 years of accomplishments, let The Hubble Cosmos fill your mind with big ideas, brilliant imagery, and a new understanding of the universe in which we live. Relive key moments in the monumental Hubble story, from launch through major new instrumentation to the promise of discoveries to come. With more than 150 photographs including Hubble All-Stars -- the most famous of all the noteworthy images -- The Hubble Cosmos shows how this telescope is revolutionizing our understanding of the universe."--
Supernowe odmierzają czasoprzestrzeń by Craig J Hogan( )

1 edition published in 1999 in Polish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Assembly program, 2005 Feb. 11 by Robert P Kirshner( Recording )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Prof. Robert P. Kirshner spoke in assembly
The extravagant universe exploding stars, dark energy and the accelerating cosmos by Robert P Kirshner( Recording )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Is the universe accelerating? by Robert P Kirshner( Visual )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Lecture on a method of detecting acceleration or deceleration in the universe which relies on the construction of a Hubble diagram precise enough to reveal the effects of cosmic deceleration due to matter in any form, dark or bright. Kirshner shows that observations based on this method favor acceleration, as would be produced by a significant amount of vacuum energy
The extravagant universe : exploding stars, dark energy and the accelerating cosmos by Robert P Kirshner( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Robert P. Kirshner, professor of astronomy at Harvard University, discusses supernovae and explains how dark energy accelerates the expansion of the universe which in turn expands space as well
Taking the measure of the universe : How big? How old? How do we know? by Robert P Kirshner( Visual )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Киршнер, Роберт

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روبرت كيرشنر فلكي أمريكي

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