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Guth, Alan H.

Overview
Works: 50 works in 120 publications in 7 languages and 2,886 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  Biography  Textbooks 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: QB991.I54, 523.18
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Most widely held works about Alan H Guth
 
Most widely held works by Alan H Guth
The inflationary universe : the quest for a new theory of cosmic origins by Alan H Guth( Book )

44 editions published between 1997 and 2002 in 6 languages and held by 1,380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The classic big bang theory is great at describing what happened after the bang. Yet until recently, particle physicists and cosmologists were stuck on many questions that the big bang theory couldn't answer, including: What made the big bang BANG in the first place? If matter can be neither created nor destroyed, how could so much matter arise from nothing at all? Why can we only see a minute part of the mega-universe? In 1979, a young particle physicist named Alan Guth answered these questions and made front-page news with one of the greatest discoveries in modern cosmology: cosmic inflation. This is the compelling, first-hand account of Guth's paradigm-breaking discovery of the origins of the universe; and it is a fascinating chronicle of his dramatic struggle to justify it. Guth's startling theory states that in the billion-trillion-trillionth of a second before the big bang, there was a period of hyper-rapid "inflation" that got the big bang started. Inflation modifies our picture of only the first small fraction of a second in the history of the universe, and then it joins onto the standard big bang theory, preserving all of the successes of the older theory. But because inflation explains the bang itself, it is a much richer theory than the older versions of the big bang
Origins and extinctions : based on a Symposium on Life and the Universe, held at the National Academy of Sciences, Washington, D.C., April 30, 1986 by Symposium on Life and the Universe( Book )

3 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 466 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Asymptotic realms of physics : essays in honor of Francis E. Low by Alan H Guth( Book )

8 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An Answer to everything( Visual )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Program 6: We now know that the universe had a beginning and how all the matter formed but there is still one outstanding question: how did the Big Bang begin? Stephen Hawking is joined by other leading scientists as they try to answer this question. Includes discussions of inflation theory, quantum mechanics, and string theory
The Oskar Klein memorial lectures. Ill., graph. Darst., Noten by Hans A Bethe( Book )

10 editions published in 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The series of Oskar Klein Memorial Lectures is a must-read for those keenly involved or simply interested in exploring the many fascinating aspects of Physics. This volume presents two landmark lectures given by Hans Bethe in October 1990 and Alan H. Guth in June 1991 under the series of Oskar Klein Memorial Lectures. Hans Bethe's lectures dealt with two themes: the astrophysical importance of neutrinos in supernova outbursts and a theoretical account of neutrinos through observations of the neutrino flux from the centre of the sun. Anyone interested in understanding the processes involved in
Between order and disorder( Visual )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Bell, Alan Guth, Roger Penrose, et. al., define matter and its various states of order-disorder in crystals, superconductors, superfluids, plasma. Program continues with discussions of turbulence, chaos and orbital chaos, the double pendulum, and the second Copernican revolution
Matter and the universe( Visual )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This program shows how radiotelescopes and observatories provide complementary images of celestial objects. Gives on-camera explanations by scientists of how we see immense objects at immense distances and some of the empirical bases for theories of the Big Bang and the origin of matter
The Oskar Klein memorial lectures, 1988-1999 by Gösta Ekspong( Book )

3 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The series of Oskar Klein Memorial Lectures is a must-read for those keenly involved or simply interested in exploring the many fascinating aspects of physics. This volume presents two landmark lectures given by Hans Bethe in October 1990 and Alan H. Guth in June 1991 under the series of Oskar Klein Memorial Lectures. Hans Bethe's lectures dealt with two themes: the astrophysical importance of neutrinos in supernova outbursts and a theoretical account of neutrinos through observations of the neutrino flux from the centre of the sun. Anyone interested in understanding the processes involved in the collapse and explosion of a large star would certainly find this book enlightening. Alan H. Guth's lecture dealt with the various aspects of the origin of the universe - a topic which never fails to intrigue. The originator of the inflation scenario for the Big Bang theory, Guth has included his latest observations on the COBE satellite and their theoretical interpretation in this lecture. Anyone wishing to grasp the essentials of these ideas, will find in Guth's lecture a wealth of knowledge. This volume also presents for the first time in English the original derivation of the Klein-Nishima formula for Compton scattering and an account of the "Klein Paradox". A special study reveals interesting facts on the callaboration between Oskar Klein and Yoshio Nishima in 1928 and further, surprising facts on the treatment by the Nobel Committee for Physics of the prize to A.H. Compton in 1927. Some translated autobiographic texts have also been included to acquaint the reader with Klein's interest in cosmology and his attempts to find the driving force behind the expanding system of galaxies, what Klein termed the meta-galaxy
Matter and the universe( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This program shows how radio telescopes and observatories provide complementary images of celestial objects. Gives on-camera explanations by scientists of how we see immense objects at immense distances and some of the empirical bases for theories of the Big Bang and the origin of matter
Between order and disorder( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Bell, Alan Guth, Roger Penrose, et. al., define matter and its various states of order-disorder in crystals, superconductors, superfluids, plasma. Program continues with discussions of turbulence, chaos and orbital chaos, the double pendulum, and the second Copernican revolution
Essentials of introductory classical mechanics : a study guide to MIT course 8.01 by Wit Busza( Book )

4 editions published between 1997 and 2003 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The inflationary universe by Alan H Guth( Book )

2 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oral history interview with Alan Guth by Alan H Guth( )

3 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the first session, Alan Guth discusses reasons why the inflationary universe has been so influential; history of the development of the inflationary universe model; high school interest in science and preference for oscillating universe model; early career in particle physics; change in career to cosmology; influence of Steven Weinberg; question of legitimacy of work on early universe; mental pictures of the beginning of the universe; first introduction to the flatness problem; visualization of cosmological models; what types of questions can be asked in science; quantum effects in the creation of the universe; different views of quantum mechanics; meaning of time in the early universe; anthropic principle; multitude of universes; questions of purposeful versus accidental nature of our universe. In the second session, he discusses his parental background; education at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT); summer work at Bell Labs; history leading up to the discovery of the inflationary universe model; introduction to the flatness problems and horizon problems; initial conditions in physics; question of legitimacy of flatness and horizon problems; attitude toward de Lapparent, Geller, and Huchra's work on large-scale inhomogeneities; the question of whether the universe is homogeneous on the large scale; outstanding problems in cosmology: galaxy formation, measurements of anisotropy in cosmic background radiation, dark matter; ideal design of the universe
Wszechświat inflacyjny : w poszukiwaniu nowej teorii pochodzenia kosmosu by Alan H Guth( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in Polish and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lectures by Hans A Bethe( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Supernatural inflation by Lisa J Randall( Book )

2 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Could the universe have recovered from a slow first-order phase transition? by Alan H Guth( Book )

1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Can a man-made universe be created by quantum tunneling without an initial singularity? by Alan H Guth( Book )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The impossibility of a bouncing universe by Alan H Guth( Book )

1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

An obstacle to building a time machine by Sean M Carroll( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Alan Guth Amerikaans astronoom

Alan Guth amerikansk fysiker og kosmolog

Alan Guth amerykański fizyk, kosmolog

Alan Guth fisico e cosmologo statunitense

Alan Guth físico y cosmólogo estadounidense

Alan Guth physicien américain

Alan Guth US-amerikanischer Physiker

Alan Harvey Guth

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Origins and extinctions : based on a Symposium on Life and the Universe, held at the National Academy of Sciences, Washington, D.C., April 30, 1986The Oskar Klein memorial lectures. Ill., graph. Darst., NotenThe Oskar Klein memorial lectures, 1988-1999Lectures