Black hole blues and other songs from outer space

Black hole blues and other songs from outer space

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In 1916 Einstein predicted the existence of gravitational waves: miniscule ripples in the very fabric of spacetime generated by unfathomably powerful events. If such vibrations could somehow be recorded, we could observe our universe for the first time through sound: the hissing of the Big Bang, the whale-like tunes of collapsing stars, the low tones of merging galaxies, the drumbeat of two black holes collapsing into one. For decades, astrophysicists have searched for a way of doing soIn 2016 a team of hundreds of scientists at work on a billion-dollar experiment made history when they announced the first ever detection of a gravitational wave, confirming Einstein's prediction. This is their story, and the story of the most sensitive scientific instrument ever made: LIGO. Based on complete access to LIGO and the scientists who created it, Black Hole Blues provides a firsthand account of this astonishing achievement: a compelling, intimate portrait of cutting-edge science at its most awe-inspiring and ambitious.


Productspecificaties

Categorie
SISO
531.9 - Overige onderwerpen uit de algemene natuurkunde
Onderwerp / PIM
Leeftijdsgroep
Moeilijkheidsgraad
Materiaalsoort
ISBN
9781847921963
Taal
Jaar van uitgave
2016
Uitvoering boek
Aantal pagina's
241 pagina's
Hoogte
223
Breedte
144
Aantal banden
1
Bestelnummer
2016242260