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Gravity! The quest for gravitional waves

Author: P Binétruy
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2018. ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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What force do the Big Bang, the expansion of the Universe, dark matter and dark energy, black holes, and gravitational waves all have in common? This book uncovers gravity as a key to understanding these fascinating phenomena that have so captivated public interest in recent years. Readers will discover the latest findings on how this familiar force in our everyday lives powers the most colossal changes in the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Popular works
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: P Binétruy
ISBN: 9780198796510 019879651X
OCLC Number: 1019669151
Description: viii, 245 pages : color illustrations, color photographs ; 23 cm.
Contents: Prologue: Transfigured night --
1. Gravity's rainbow: Galileo, Newton, Einstein --
2. General relativity: From the theory of gravity to the theory of the universe --
3. Observing the universe --
4. Inner space, outer space: so close and so far away --
5. The first moments: from inflation to the first light --
6. Dark energy and quantum vacuum --
7. Leçon de ténèbres: black holes --
8. Gravity turned into waves --
9. We did it! --
10. A new constellation in the sky: LISA --
11. Epilogue: Towards what future?
Responsibility: Pierre Binétruy.

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What force do the Big Bang, the expansion of the Universe, dark matter and dark energy, black holes, and gravitational waves all have in common? This book uncovers gravity as a key to understanding  Read more...

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Pierre Binetruy was a great scientist and a great visionary. He lives on in this book. I will treasure it. * Karsten Danzmann, Director at the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics (Albert Read more...

 
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