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Einstein's telescope : the hunt for dark matter and dark energy in the universe

Author: Evalyn Gates
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Co., ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Evalyn Gates transports us to the edge of science to explore the tool that unlocks the secrets of dark matter and dark energy. Based on the theory of general relativity, gravitational lensing, or 'Einstein's Telescope', is enabling discoveries that are taking us towards the next revolution in scientific thinking--one that may change our understanding of where the Universe came from and where it is going.
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Named Person: Albert Einstein; Albert Einstein
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Evalyn Gates
ISBN: 9780393062380 0393062384
OCLC Number: 227016226
Description: xiv, 305 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. (some col.), charts ; 25 cm.
Contents: What is the universe made of? --
A revolution in space and time --
A cosmic expansion --
Einstein's telescope --
MACHOs and WIMPs --
Black holes and planets --
Weighing the universe --
Cold dark matter --
Tracing the invisible--
and finding dark matter --
An accelerating universe --
The imprint of dark energy on the cosmic web --
Gravity waves --
Epilogue : Dark matter and dark energy : keys to the next revolution.
Responsibility: Evalyn Gates.

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Dark energy. Dark matter. These strange and invisible substances sound mysterious and their unexpected appearance in the cosmic census is upending long-held notions about the nature of the Universe.  Read more...

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[...] Gates writes with a freshness and clarity that make complex ides such as relativity, lensing, black holes, and the cosmic web understandable. Highly recommended for public and academic Read more...

 
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Bending gravity into better view

by dacase (WorldCat user published 2012-07-13) Very Good Permalink

Evalyn Gates did a commendable job in this book explaining to laymen recent developments in astronomy and particle physics.  Of note is that she holds largely in check excessive enthusiasm over the prospects that more than a hundred years of intense research has failed to uncover 95% or so of...
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