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Einstein’s Shadow follows a team of elite scientists on their historic mission to take the first picture of a black hole, putting Einstein’s theory of relativity to its ultimate test and helping to answer our deepest questions about space, time, the origins of the universe, and the nature of reality
Photographing a black hole sounds impossible, a contradiction in terms. But Shep Doeleman and a global coalition of scientists are on the cusp of doing just that.
With exclusive access to the team, journalist Seth Fletcher spent five years following Shep and an extraordinary cast of characters as they assembled the Event Horizon Telescope, a virtual radio observatory the size of the Earth. He witnessed their struggles, setbacks, and breakthroughs, and along the way, he explored the latest thinking on the most profound questions about black holes. Do they represent a limit to our ability to understand reality? Or will they reveal the clues that lead to the long-sought Theory of Everything?
Fletcher transforms astrophysics into something exciting, accessible, and immediate, taking us on an incredible adventure to better understand the complexity of our galaxy, the boundaries of human perception and knowledge, and how the messy human endeavor of science really works.
Weaving a compelling narrative account of human ingenuity with excursions into cutting-edge science, Einstein’s Shadow is a tale of great minds on a mission to change the way we understand our universe—and our place in it.
Seth Fletcher is chief features editor at Scientific American and author of Bottled Lightning: Superbatteries, Electric Cars, and the New Lithium Economy. He lives in New York’s lower Hudson Valley with his wife and daughter.
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The important thing is to not stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing.
This fascinating biography details the life and achievements of Albert Einstein, a scientist and mathematician who made significant contributions to the field of physics. Einstein's ...
About the book:The entire knowledge and practices that exist in the world today fall into
either the Old Cosmology which is a religious or spiritual view of the world, or the New Cosmology which is a scientific or material view ...
Everyone knows Einstein. And who is this Margarita? Margarita Konenkova was the wife of the
outstanding Russian sculptor Sergei Konenkov and the lover of the universal human genius Albert Einstein. And to her, distracted from the formulas, he wrote poetry. ...
...a well-constructed biography that shows us how the great scientist's various passionsùfor music, learning, peace,
womenùexisted side by side with, and occasionally affected, his work. ...Parker does a superb job of explaining Einstein's groundbreaking early scientific papers...readers looking for ...
Albert Einstein (1879–1955) was the most influential physicist of the 20th century. Less well known is
that fundamental philosophical problems, such as concept formation, the role of epistemology in developing and explaining the character of physical theories, and the debate between ...
Einstein's Mirror is a book on relativity with a difference. Following the successful format of
their earlier book, The Quantum Universe, the authors blend a simple, non-mathematical account of the underlying theory of special relativity and gravitation with a description ...
This is an introduction to and critique of Einstein's views on space, time and gravity.
Einstein's views are rejected as ideology rather than science. His claim that time and space can dilate, expand or contract, resulted from his belief that ...