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Levin, Janna

Overview
Works: 19 works in 74 publications in 6 languages and 2,900 library holdings
Genres: Records and correspondence  Fiction  Popular works  Psychological fiction  History  Biographical fiction  Diaries  Exhibition catalogs  Educational films  Internet videos 
Roles: Author, Narrator
Classifications: QB981, 523.1
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Most widely held works by Janna Levin
A madman dreams of Turing machines by Janna Levin( Book )

18 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 816 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a saga of genius, madness, and scientific accomplishment, a physicist obsessed with logician Kurt Godel and mathematician Alan Turing chronicles the lives of both men in parallel narratives that reveal each man's great achievements and sorry death
Black hole blues : and other songs from outer space by Janna Levin( Book )

9 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 649 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1916, Einstein became the first to predict the existence of gravitational waves: sounds without a material medium generated by the unfathomably energy-producing collision of black holes. Now, Janna Levin, herself an astrophysicist, recounts the story of the search, over the last fifty years, for these elusive waves--a quest that has culminated in the creation of the most expensive project ever funded by the National Science Foundation ($1 billion-plus). She makes clear the how the waves are created in the cosmic collision of black holes, and why the waves can never be detected by telescope. And, most revealingly, she delves into the lives and fates of the four scientists currently engaged in--and obsessed with--discerning this soundtrack of the universe's history. Levin's account of the surprises, disappointments, achievements, and risks of this unfolding story provides us with a uniquely compelling and intimate portrait of the people and processes of modern science"--
TEDTalks : Janna Levin - The Sound the Universe Makes( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Janna Levin is a professor of physics and astronomy at Barnard, where she studies the early universe, chaos, and black holes. She's also the author of How the Universe Got Its Spots and the novel A Madman Dreams of Turing Machines. According to Levin, the universe has a soundtrack - a sonic composition that records celestial events - and she offers the example of black holes, which bang on spacetime like a drum. Levin's TEDTalk is an accessible and mind-expanding soundwalk through the cosmos
How the universe got its spots : diary of a finite time in a finite space by Janna Levin( Book )

12 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

I en meget personlig form beskriver forfatteren sine tanker som forskningsbaseret kosmolog
Black hole blues and other songs from outer space by Janna Levin( )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The authoritative story of the headline-making discovery of gravitational waves--by an eminent theoretical astrophysicist and award-winning writer.From the author of How the Universe Got Its Spots and A Madman Dreams of Turing Machines, the epic story of the scientific campaign to record the soundtrack of our universe. Black holes are dark. That is their essence. When black holes collide, they will do so unilluminated. Yet the black hole collision is an event more powerful than any since the origin of the universe. The profusion of energy will emanate as waves in the shape of spacetime: gravitational waves. No telescope will ever record the event; instead, the only evidence would be the sound of spacetime ringing. In 1916, Einstein predicted the existence of gravitational waves, his top priority after he proposed his theory of curved spacetime. One century later, we are recording the first sounds from space, the soundtrack to accompany astronomy's silent movie. In Black Hole Blues and Other Songs from Outer Space, Janna Levin recounts the fascinating story of the obsessions, the aspirations, and the trials of the scientists who embarked on an arduous, fifty-year endeavor to capture these elusive waves. An experimental ambition that began as an amusing thought experiment, a mad idea, became the object of fixation for the original architects--Rai Weiss, Kip Thorne, and Ron Drever. Striving to make the ambition a reality, the original three gradually accumulated an international team of hundreds. As this book was written, two massive instruments of remarkably delicate sensitivity were brought to advanced capability. As the book draws to a close, five decades after the experimental ambition began, the team races to intercept a wisp of a sound with two colossal machines, hoping to succeed in time for the centenary of Einstein's most radical idea. Janna Levin's absorbing account of the surprises, disappointments, achievements, and risks in this unfolding story offers a portrait of modern science that is unlike anything we've seen before.From the Hardcover edition
Topology and the cosmic microwave background by Janna Levin( Book )

5 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Black holes play drums by Janna Levin( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How the universe got its spots : diary of a finite time in a finite space by Janna Levin( )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Is the universe infinite or just really big? With this question, the gifted young cosmologist Janna Levin announces the central theme of her intriguing and controversial new book and established herself as one of the most direct and unorthodox voices in contemporary science. As Levin sets out to determine how big "really big" may be, she gives us an intimate look at the day-to-day life of a globe-trotting physicist, complete with jet lag and romantic disturbances. Nimbly synthesizing geometry, topology, chaos, and string theories, Levin shows how the pattern of hot and cold spots left over from the big bang may one day reveal the size and shape of the cosmos
Hur universum fick sina fläckar : anteckningar om alltings ändlighet by Janna Levin( Book )

2 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in Swedish and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Grace Weir in my own time by Grace Weir( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La ciencia es cultura : conversaciones en la nueva intersección entre ciencia y sociedad( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in Spanish and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Come all'universo sono venute le macchie by Janna Levin( Book )

2 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in Italian and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hur universum fick sina fläckar anteckningar om alltings ändlighet by Janna Levin( Recording )

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

MAD gravity and the early universe : a possible new resolution to the horizon and monopole problems by Janna Levin( )

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

Janna Levin: The sound the universe makes( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

We think of space as a silent place. But physicist Janna Levin says the universe has a soundtrack -- a sonic composition that records some of the most dramatic events in outer space. (Black holes, for instance, bang on spacetime like a drum.) An accessible and mind-expanding soundwalk through the universe
The or[i]gins & endings of life & the universe( Visual )

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

Catherine Yass : Double Agent( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Topology and the cosmic microwave background by Janna Levin( )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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A madman dreams of Turing machines
Alternative Names
Janna Levin American theoretical cosmologist

Janna Levin Amerikaans natuurkundige

Janna Levin amerikansk fysikar

Janna Levin amerikansk fysiker

Жанна Левин

جنا لوین فیزیک‌دان آمریکایی

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