WorldCat Identities

Mersini-Houghton, Laura

Works: 7 works in 24 publications in 1 language and 786 library holdings
Genres: History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Thesis advisor
Classifications: QB981, 523.1
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Laura Mersini-Houghton
Cosmic update : dark puzzles, arrow of time, future history by Fred Adams( Book )

7 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"...The Multiversal book series is equally unique, providing book-length extensions of the lectures with enough additional depth for those who truly want to explore these fields, while also providing the kind of clarity that is appropriate for interested lay people to grasp the general principles involved." - Lawrence M. KraussCosmic Update covers:A novel approach to uncover the dark faces of the Standard Model of cosmology.--The possibility that Dark Energy and Dark Matter are manifestations of the inhomogeneous geometry of our Universe.--The history of cosmological model building and the general architecture of cosmological models.--Illustrations of the Large Scale Structure of the Universe.--A new perspective on the classical static Einstein Cosmos.--Global properties of World Models including their Topology.--The Arrow of Time in a Universe with a Positive Cosmological Constant.--The exploration of the consequences of a fundamental Cosmological Constant for our Universe. --The exploration of why the current observed acceleration of the Universe may not be its final destiny.--A demonstration that nature forbids the existence of a pure Cosmological Constant.--Our current understanding of the long term (in time scales that greatly exceed the current age of the Universe) future of the Universe.--The long term fate and eventual destruction of the astrophysical objects that populate the universe -- including clusters, galaxies, stars, planets, and black holes.The material is presented in a layperson-friendly language followed by additional technical sections which explain basic equations and principles. This feature is very attractive to readers who want to learn more about the theories involved beyond the basic description. Multiversal JourneysTMis a trademark of Farzad Nekoogar and Multiversal Journeys, a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization
The arrows of time : a debate in cosmology by Laura Mersini-Houghton( Book )

11 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The concept of time has fascinated humanity throughout recorded history, and it remains one of the biggest mysteries in science and philosophy. Time is clearly one of the fundamental building blocks of the universe and thus a deeper understanding of nature at a fundamental level also demands a comprehension of time. Furthermore, the origins of the universe are closely intertwined with the puzzle of time: Did time emerge at the Big Bang? Why does the arrow of time 'conspire' with the order of the initial state of the universe? This book addresses many of the most important questions about time:
Cosmic update dark puzzle, arrow of time, future history by F Adams( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vacuum dynamics in the early universe : scenarios of phase transitions and extra dimensions by Laura Mersini-Houghton( )

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

Gravitational Radiation in fR Gravity A Geometric Approach by Adam Scott Kelleher( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

I summarize experimental and theoretical constraints on gravity theories. I explore metric fR gravity, and explore scalar field theory analogs. I present a different kind of mechanism to raise the effective scalar mass in fR gravity in environments with particular ranges of background scalar curvatures, and thus suppress scalar effects on solar system curvature scales, while allowing scalar effects at different curvature scales. I review the post-Newtonian and post-Minkowskian mathematical machinery for General Relativity, and generalize these expansions to metric fR gravity up to second order in small parameters
Cosmic update by Fred Adams( Book )

2 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Physics and astronomy at UNC-CH where we came from, where we are going by University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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Audience level: 0.53 (from 0.49 for Cosmic upd ... to 0.88 for Cosmic upd ...)

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Alternative Names
Houghton, Laura Mersini-.

Laura Mersini-Houghton Albanian cosmologist and theoretical physicist

Mersini, Laura.

لورا مرسینی-هوگتون فیزیک‌دان اهل آلبانی

劳拉梅尔西尼-霍顿 阿尔巴尼亚裔美国物理学家

English (24)

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