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Livio, Mario 1945-

Overview
Works: 141 works in 424 publications in 1 language and 14,293 library holdings
Genres: Conference proceedings  History  Biography 
Roles: Editor
Classifications: QA466, 523.1
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Most widely held works by Mario Livio
The golden ratio : the story of phi, the world's most astonishing number by Mario Livio ( Book )
22 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 2,282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Throughout history, thinkers from mathematicians to theologians have pondered the mysterious relationship between numbers and the nature of reality. In this fascinating book, Mario Livio tells the tale of a number at the heart of that mystery: phi, or 1.6180339887...This curious mathematical relationship, widely known as "The Golden Ratio," was discovered by Euclid more than two thousand years ago because of its crucial role in the construction of the pentagram, to which magical properties had been attributed. Since then it has shown a propensity to appear in the most astonishing variety of places, from mollusk shells, sunflower florets, and rose petals to the shape of the galaxy. Psychological studies have investigated whether the Golden Ratio is the most aesthetically pleasing proportion extant, and it has been asserted that the creators of the Pyramids and the Parthenon employed it. It is believed to feature in works of art from Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa to Salvador Dali's The Sacrament of the Last Supper, and poets and composers have used it in their works. It has even been found to be connected to the behavior of the stock market!The Golden Ratio is a captivating journey through art and architecture, botany and biology, physics and mathematics. It tells the human story of numerous phi-fixated individuals, including the followers of Pythagoras who believed that this proportion revealed the hand of God; astronomer Johannes Kepler, who saw phi as the greatest treasure of geometry; such Renaissance thinkers as mathematician Leonardo Fibonacci of Pisa; and such masters of the modern world as Goethe, Cezanne, Bartok, and physicist Roger Penrose. Wherever his quest for the meaning of phi takes him, Mario Livio reveals the world as a place where order, beauty, and eternal mystery will always coexist.From the Hardcover edition
The accelerating universe : infinite expansion, the cosmological constant, and the beauty of the cosmos by Mario Livio ( Book )
13 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 1,914 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In one of the most surprising and important findings in cosmology in the century, astronomers recently discovered that the universe may be expanding at an ever-increasing rate." "As astrophysicist Mario Livio explains in this book, most cosmologists have long believed that the universe will expand at a gradually decreasing rate until the expansion effectively stops. The discovery that the expansion appears in fact to be speeding up - and therefore that the universe will keep expanding faster and faster for infinity - throws the view of a perfectly balanced "beautiful universe" into question." "Mario Livio introduces readers to the "old cosmology," which culminated in the view of the perfectly balanced universe, and then presents all of the ideas being explored by cosmologists in the "new cosmology" as they come to terms with the discovery of acceleration. Offering clear explanations of all the key concepts and theoretical ideas, Livio is a guide through this exciting frontier in science today."--Jacket
The equation that couldn't be solved : how mathematical genius discovered the language of symmetry by Mario Livio ( Book )
17 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 1,529 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Traces the four-thousand-year-old mathematical effort to discover and define the laws of symmetry, citing the achievements of doomed geniuses Niels Henrick Abel and Evariste Galois to solve the quintic equation and give birth to group theory
Is God a mathematician? by Mario Livio ( Book )
8 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 1,459 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This fascinating exploration of the great discoveries of history's most important mathematicians seeks an answer to the eternal question: Does mathematics hold the key to understanding the mysteries of the physical world?
Brilliant blunders : from Darwin to Einstein - colossal mistakes by great scientists that changed our understanding of life and the universe by Mario Livio ( Book )
10 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 1,387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Drawing on the lives of five great scientists -- Charles Darwin, William Thomson (Lord Kelvin), Linus Pauling, Fred Hoyle and Albert Einstein -- scientist/author Mario Livio shows how even the greatest scientists made major mistakes and how science built on these errors to achieve breakthroughs, especially into the evolution of life and the universe"--Provided by publisher
A decade of Hubble Space Telescope science proceedings of the Space Telescope Science Institute Symposium, held in Baltimore, Maryland, April 11-14, 2000 by Space Telescope Science Institute Symposium ( )
13 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 1,014 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Hubble Space Telescope has made some of the most dramatic discoveries in the history of astronomy. From its vantage point 600km above the Earth, Hubble is able to capture images and spectra that would be difficult or impossible to obtain from the ground. This volume represents some of the most important scientific achievements of the Hubble Space Telescope in its first decade of operation. Written by world experts, the book covers topics ranging from our own solar system to cosmology. Chapters describe cutting edge discoveries in the study of Mars and Jupiter, of stellar birth and death, of star clusters, of the interstellar medium, of our own Milky Way Galaxy and of other galaxies, of supermassive black holes, and of the determination of cosmological parameters, including the age and ultimate fate of our universe. This is an indispensable collection of review articles for researchers and graduate students
The dark universe matter, energy and gravity : proceedings of the Space Telescope Science Institute Symposium, held in Baltimore, Maryland, April 2-5, 2001 by Space Telescope Science Institute Symposium ( )
8 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and held by 986 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This book reviews the recent findings on the composition of the universe, its dynamics, and the implications of both for the evolution of large-scale structure and for fundamental theories of the universe. With each chapter written by a leading expert in the field, topics include massive compact halo objects, the oldest white dwarfs, hot gas in clusters of galaxies, primordial nucleosynthesis, modified Newtonian dynamics, the cosmic mass density, the growth of large-scale structure, and a discussion of dark energy. This book is an invaluable resource for both professional astronomers and graduate students in this cutting-edge area of research
Twelfth Texas Symposium on Relativistic Astrophysics by Mario Livio ( Book )
10 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The analysis of emission lines : a meeting in honour of the 70th birthdays of D.E. Osterbrock & M.J. Seaton : proceedings of the Space Telescope Science Institute Symposium, held in Baltimore, Maryland, May 16-18, 1994 by Space Telescope Science Institute Symposium ( Book )
10 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Unsolved problems in stellar evolution : proceedings of the Space Telescope Science Institute Symposium held in Baltimore, Maryland, May 4-7, 1998 by Mario Livio ( Book )
7 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Astrophysics of life : proceedings of the Space Telescope Science Institute Symposium held in Baltimore, Maryland, May 6-9, 2002 by Space Telescope Science Institute (U.S.) ( Book )
10 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This book covers a range of topics relevant to the search for life in the Universe, including cosmology and its implications for the emergence of life, the habitable zone in the Milky Way Galaxy, the formation of stars and planets, the study of interstellar and interplanetary matter, searches for extrasolar, planets, the synthesis of organic material in space, and spectroscopic signature that could be used to detect life. This is an invaluable resource for both professional researchers and graduate students."--BOOK JACKET
The Hubble Deep Field : proceedings of the Space Telescope Science Institute Symposium, held in Baltimore, Maryland, May 6-9, 1997 by Space Telescope Science Institute (U.S.) ( Book )
4 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Cataclysmic variables and related objects : proceedings of the 72nd Colloquium of the International Astronomical Union, held in Haifa, Israel, August 9-13, 1982 by International Astronomical Union ( Book )
5 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Brilliant blunders from Darwin to Einstein : colossal mistakes by great scientists that changed our understanding of life and the universe by Mario Livio ( Recording )
6 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
We all make mistakes. Nobody is perfect. And that includes five of the greatest scientists in history, Charles Darwin, William Thompson, Linus Pauling, Fred Hoyle and Albert Einstein. But the mistakes that these great luminaries made helped advance science
The extragalactic distance scale : proceedings of the ST ScI May Symposium, held in Baltimore, Maryland, May 7-10, 1996 by Space Telescope Science Institute (U.S.) ( Book )
5 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Supernovae and gamma-ray bursts : the greatest explosions since the Big Bang by Space Telescope Science Institute Symposium ( Book )
9 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Proceedings of the space Telescope Science Institute Symposium, held in Baltimore, Maryland, May 3-6, 1999. Includes bibliographical references and index
A decade of extrasolar planets around normal stars : proceedings of the Space Telescope Science Institute symposium, held in Baltimore, Maryland, May 2-5, 2005 by Mario Livio ( Book )
10 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Edited volume providing an important resource on extrasolar planets, for professional researchers and graduate students
Planets to cosmology : essential science in the final years of the Hubble Space Telescope : proceedings of the Space Telescope Science Institute Symposium, held in Baltimore, Maryland, May 3-6, 2004 by Stefano Casertano ( Book )
9 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Interacting binaries by Steven N Shore ( Book )
12 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Observational and theoretical issues of interacting binaries was the topic of the 22nd of the renowned Advanced Course of the Swiss Society for Astrophysics and Astronomy. The three contributions by outstanding experts collected in this book deal with observations, symbiotic stars, cataclysmic variables, massive binaries and X-ray binaries thus filling a gap in the existing literature. The articles review the state of the art and address both students and researchers. The accessible and didactic approach makes the book a valuable source for future work on interacting binary stars whose study is essential for a better understandingof stellar evolution
Extragalactic background radiation : a meeting in honor of Riccardo Giacconi : proceedings of the Extragalactic Background Radiation Meeting, Baltimore, 1993 May 18-20 by Extragalactic Background Radiation Meeting ( Book )
3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Livio, M. 1945-...
Livio, M. (Mario), 1945-
Livio, Mario
Livyo, Maryo.
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ליביו, מריו 1945-
リヴィオ, マリオ
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