Uzan, JeanPhilippe
Overview
Works:  40 works in 103 publications in 4 languages and 2,015 library holdings 

Genres:  History Juvenile works Pictorial works Biography Fiction 
Roles:  Author, Author of introduction, Editor, Interviewee, Opponent, 958, Thesis advisor, Actor 
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Most widely held works by
JeanPhilippe Uzan
The natural laws of the universe : understanding fundamental constants by
JeanPhilippe Uzan(
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18 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,048 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Constants, such as the gravitational constant and the speed of light, are present in all the laws of physics, yet recent observations have cast doubt on one of them. This book examines constants, the role they play in the laws of physics, and whether indeed constants can be verified. The authors provide an overview of the history of the ideas of physics, evoking major discoveries from Galileo and Newton to Planck and Einstein and raising questions provoked by ever more current accurate observations. They investigate the solidity of the foundations of physics and discuss the implications of the discovery of the nonconstancy of a constant. From the laboratory to the depths of space, this highly instructive survey explores the paths of gravitation, general relativity and new theories such as that of superstrings. It even goes beyond the subject of constants to explain and discuss many ideas in physics, encountering along the way, for example, such exciting details as the discovery of a natural nuclear reactor at Oklo in Gabon
18 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,048 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Constants, such as the gravitational constant and the speed of light, are present in all the laws of physics, yet recent observations have cast doubt on one of them. This book examines constants, the role they play in the laws of physics, and whether indeed constants can be verified. The authors provide an overview of the history of the ideas of physics, evoking major discoveries from Galileo and Newton to Planck and Einstein and raising questions provoked by ever more current accurate observations. They investigate the solidity of the foundations of physics and discuss the implications of the discovery of the nonconstancy of a constant. From the laboratory to the depths of space, this highly instructive survey explores the paths of gravitation, general relativity and new theories such as that of superstrings. It even goes beyond the subject of constants to explain and discuss many ideas in physics, encountering along the way, for example, such exciting details as the discovery of a natural nuclear reactor at Oklo in Gabon
Primordial cosmology by
Patrick Peter(
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15 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This book aims at giving the basis of primordial cosmology. The book is selfcontained in the sense that all the elements for the derivations of the presented results are given. It can be used as a textbook to study cosmology. It is divided into 3 parts. Part 1 summarizes the fundamentals in theoretical physics needed in cosmology (general relativity, field theory, particle physics). Part 2 describes the standard model of cosmology and includes cosmological solutions of Einstein equations, hot big bang model, cosmological perturbation theory, cosmic microwave background anisotropies, lensing and evidences for dark matter, and inflation. Part 3 describes extensions of this model and opens up to today's research in the field: scalartensor theories, supersymetry, the cosmological constant problem and acceleration of the universe, topology of the universe, grand unification and baryogenesis, topological defects and phase transitions, string inspired cosmology including branes and latest developments. The book provides details of all derivations and leads the student up to the level of research articles.  Back cover
15 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This book aims at giving the basis of primordial cosmology. The book is selfcontained in the sense that all the elements for the derivations of the presented results are given. It can be used as a textbook to study cosmology. It is divided into 3 parts. Part 1 summarizes the fundamentals in theoretical physics needed in cosmology (general relativity, field theory, particle physics). Part 2 describes the standard model of cosmology and includes cosmological solutions of Einstein equations, hot big bang model, cosmological perturbation theory, cosmic microwave background anisotropies, lensing and evidences for dark matter, and inflation. Part 3 describes extensions of this model and opens up to today's research in the field: scalartensor theories, supersymetry, the cosmological constant problem and acceleration of the universe, topology of the universe, grand unification and baryogenesis, topological defects and phase transitions, string inspired cosmology including branes and latest developments. The book provides details of all derivations and leads the student up to the level of research articles.  Back cover
Cosmologie primordiale by
Patrick Peter(
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7 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in French and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Offre une voie d'accès à la cosmologie qui, depuis peu, a connu un grand renouveau grâce à l'apparition de nouvelles théories, l'accélération du rythme des découvertes expérimentales et à l'augmentation de leur précision. Présuppose des connaissances de base de la relativité restreinte et de la mécanique quantique. Explique les outils théoriques soustendant les recherches cosmologiques modernes
7 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in French and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Offre une voie d'accès à la cosmologie qui, depuis peu, a connu un grand renouveau grâce à l'apparition de nouvelles théories, l'accélération du rythme des découvertes expérimentales et à l'augmentation de leur précision. Présuppose des connaissances de base de la relativité restreinte et de la mécanique quantique. Explique les outils théoriques soustendant les recherches cosmologiques modernes
Les constantes fondamentales by
JeanPhilippe Uzan(
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7 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in French and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
7 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in French and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
La gravitation ou pourquoi tout tombe toujours by
JeanPhilippe Uzan(
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7 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in French and Spanish and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Simon et son ami Antoine aiment inventer des histoires de sciencefiction. Un soir, Simon raconte l'histoire d'une planète sur laquelle rien ne tombe. La grande soeur de Simon leur explique la loi de la gravitation, la raison pour laquelle les objets tombent, la différence entre le poids et la masse, pourquoi la Lune ne tombe pas sur la Terre, etc
7 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in French and Spanish and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Simon et son ami Antoine aiment inventer des histoires de sciencefiction. Un soir, Simon raconte l'histoire d'une planète sur laquelle rien ne tombe. La grande soeur de Simon leur explique la loi de la gravitation, la raison pour laquelle les objets tombent, la différence entre le poids et la masse, pourquoi la Lune ne tombe pas sur la Terre, etc
Mécanique & gravitation newtoniennes : cours de physique théorique by
Nathalie Deruelle(
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1 edition published in 2006 in French and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
1 edition published in 2006 in French and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
De l'importance d'être une constante by
JeanPhilippe Uzan(
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3 editions published in 2005 in French and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Les théories physiques (vitesse de la lumière, charge de l'électron ...) reposent sur des constantes dont les valeurs sont déterminées expérimentalement. Or certains physiciens, tentant d'unifier les théories qui décrivent l'Univers, s'interrogent aujourd'hui sur la fiabilité des constantes
3 editions published in 2005 in French and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Les théories physiques (vitesse de la lumière, charge de l'électron ...) reposent sur des constantes dont les valeurs sont déterminées expérimentalement. Or certains physiciens, tentant d'unifier les théories qui décrivent l'Univers, s'interrogent aujourd'hui sur la fiabilité des constantes
Théories de la relativité by
Nathalie Deruelle(
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3 editions published in 2014 in French and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
3 editions published in 2014 in French and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
La maison des mathématiques by
Cédric Villani(
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5 editions published in 2014 in French and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
5 editions published in 2014 in French and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Objets mathématiques by
Institut Henri Poincaré(
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2 editions published in 2017 in French and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
La collection de modèles de l'Institut Henri Poincaré, forte d'environ 600 modèles, et qui fascina de nombreux artistes, comme Man Ray, s'est construite sur un siècle et demi. Relater quelques traits saillants de cette entreprise scientifique, pédagogique et culturelle, étudier certains de ses modèles les plus emblématiques, observer ce que l'informatique et l'impression 3D ont apporté à ces questions, se demander comment l'on peut représenter dans notre univers à 3 dimensions des objets mathématiques qui en comportent 4... tel est le but de cet ouvrage, superbement illustré (4ème de couv.)
2 editions published in 2017 in French and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
La collection de modèles de l'Institut Henri Poincaré, forte d'environ 600 modèles, et qui fascina de nombreux artistes, comme Man Ray, s'est construite sur un siècle et demi. Relater quelques traits saillants de cette entreprise scientifique, pédagogique et culturelle, étudier certains de ses modèles les plus emblématiques, observer ce que l'informatique et l'impression 3D ont apporté à ces questions, se demander comment l'on peut représenter dans notre univers à 3 dimensions des objets mathématiques qui en comportent 4... tel est le but de cet ouvrage, superbement illustré (4ème de couv.)
L'harmonie secrète de l'Univers by
JeanPhilippe Uzan(
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2 editions published in 2017 in French and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
2 editions published in 2017 in French and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ici l'univers! by
JeanPhilippe Uzan(
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2 editions published in 2007 in French and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Une discussion sur l'univers entre Yakov, son père, sa soeur Tamara et l'amie de celleci, Maud, qui dorment à la belle étoile à l'occasion d'une randonnée en montagne. Leur dialogue passe en revue les galaxies, la Terre et son mouvement, l'infini, etc
2 editions published in 2007 in French and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Une discussion sur l'univers entre Yakov, son père, sa soeur Tamara et l'amie de celleci, Maud, qui dorment à la belle étoile à l'occasion d'une randonnée en montagne. Leur dialogue passe en revue les galaxies, la Terre et son mouvement, l'infini, etc
Galilée lnaissance d'une étoile(
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1 edition published in 2008 in French and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
1 edition published in 2008 in French and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
RELATIVITY IN MODERN PHYSICS by
Nathalie Deruelle(
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2 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This comprehensive textbook on relativity integrates Newtonian physics, special relativity and general relativity into a single book that emphasizes the deep underlying principles common to them all, yet explains how they are applied in different ways in these three contexts. Newton's ideas about how to represent space and time, his laws of dynamics, and his theory of gravitation established the conceptual foundation from which modern physics developed. Book I in this volume offers undergraduates a modern view of Newtonian theory, emphasizing those aspects needed for understanding quantum and relativistic contemporary physics. In 1905, Albert Einstein proposed a novel representation of space and time, special relativity. Book II presents relativistic dynamics in inertial and accelerated frames, as well as a detailed overview of Maxwell's theory of electromagnetism. This provides undergraduate and graduate students with the background necessary for studying particle and accelerator physics, astrophysics and Einstein's theory of general relativity. In 1915, Einstein proposed a new theory of gravitation, general relativity. Book III in this volume develops the geometrical framework in which Einstein's equations are formulated, and presents several key applications: black holes, gravitational radiation, and cosmology, which will prepare graduate students to carry out research in relativistic astrophysics, gravitational wave astronomy, and cosmology."
2 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This comprehensive textbook on relativity integrates Newtonian physics, special relativity and general relativity into a single book that emphasizes the deep underlying principles common to them all, yet explains how they are applied in different ways in these three contexts. Newton's ideas about how to represent space and time, his laws of dynamics, and his theory of gravitation established the conceptual foundation from which modern physics developed. Book I in this volume offers undergraduates a modern view of Newtonian theory, emphasizing those aspects needed for understanding quantum and relativistic contemporary physics. In 1905, Albert Einstein proposed a novel representation of space and time, special relativity. Book II presents relativistic dynamics in inertial and accelerated frames, as well as a detailed overview of Maxwell's theory of electromagnetism. This provides undergraduate and graduate students with the background necessary for studying particle and accelerator physics, astrophysics and Einstein's theory of general relativity. In 1915, Einstein proposed a new theory of gravitation, general relativity. Book III in this volume develops the geometrical framework in which Einstein's equations are formulated, and presents several key applications: black holes, gravitational radiation, and cosmology, which will prepare graduate students to carry out research in relativistic astrophysics, gravitational wave astronomy, and cosmology."
La gravità, o, Perchè tutto cade by
JeanPhilippe Uzan(
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1 edition published in 2006 in Italian and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
1 edition published in 2006 in Italian and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
L'importanza di essere costante : i pilastri della fisica sono davvero solidi? by
JeanPhilippe Uzan(
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2 editions published in 2008 in Italian and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
2 editions published in 2008 in Italian and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The house of mathematics by
Cédric Villani(
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1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The natural laws of the universe : understanding fundamental constants by
JeanPhilippe Uzan(
)
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Constants, such as the gravitational constant and the speed of light, are present in all the laws of physics, yet recent observations have cast doubt on one of them. This book examines constants, the role they play in the laws of physics, and whether indeed constants can be verified. The authors provide an overview of the history of the ideas of physics, evoking major discoveries from Galileo and Newton to Planck and Einstein and raising questions provoked by ever more current accurate observations. They investigate the solidity of the foundations of physics and discuss the implications of the discovery of the nonconstancy of a constant. From the laboratory to the depths of space, this highly instructive survey explores the paths of gravitation, general relativity and new theories such as that of superstrings. It even goes beyond the subject of constants to explain and discuss many ideas in physics, encountering along the way, for example, such exciting details as the discovery of a natural nuclear reactor at Oklo in Gabon"
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Constants, such as the gravitational constant and the speed of light, are present in all the laws of physics, yet recent observations have cast doubt on one of them. This book examines constants, the role they play in the laws of physics, and whether indeed constants can be verified. The authors provide an overview of the history of the ideas of physics, evoking major discoveries from Galileo and Newton to Planck and Einstein and raising questions provoked by ever more current accurate observations. They investigate the solidity of the foundations of physics and discuss the implications of the discovery of the nonconstancy of a constant. From the laboratory to the depths of space, this highly instructive survey explores the paths of gravitation, general relativity and new theories such as that of superstrings. It even goes beyond the subject of constants to explain and discuss many ideas in physics, encountering along the way, for example, such exciting details as the discovery of a natural nuclear reactor at Oklo in Gabon"
Le graveur de mathématiques by
Quentin Lazzarotto(
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1 edition published in 2016 in French and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
1 edition published in 2016 in French and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On the nature of dark energy = e la nature de l'énergie sombre Statut des observations et résultats théoriques sur l'accélération
de l'univers : Actes du 18eme Colloque d'Astrophyique de l'Institut d'Astrophysique de Paris, 15 Juillet 2002 by IAP astrophysics colloquium(
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in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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 Institut Henri Poincaré (Paris) Editor
 Lemaître, Pascal 1967 ... Illustrator
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Astronomy Big bang theory Cosmography Cosmology France Geometrical models Gravitation Gravity Harmony of the spheres Institut Henri Poincaré Mathematical models Mathematicians MathematicsResearch Models (Clay, plaster, etc.) Music and science Physical constants Physical laws Physics PhysicsPhilosophy Relativity (Physics) Science
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JeanPhilippe Uzan Frans astrofysicus
JeanPhilippe Uzan französischer Physiker
JeanPhilippe Uzan French astrophysicist and physicist
JeanPhilippe Uzan physicien français
Uzan, J.F.
Uzan, JeanPhilippe Maurice
위장, 장 필립 1969
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